What makes you laugh?

5. 8. 2019

What makes you laugh?

An answer by a German-Iraqi sculpter Lin May Saeed:

There was a man named Strange. John Strange. And he didn’t like his last name. People kept making fun of it, calling him “Strange Bird” or “Dr. Strange”. Finally he gets into his later years and writes a will. In this he decrees that he would like to have a gravestone without his name on it. He wants to be buried in an anonymous grave, with a simple gravestone, without anything on it. When he dies, his wife respects his wish. And there he lies, in this anonymous grave, but every time people pass the grave and see the unlabelled gravestone, they say, “Look, isn’t that strange?”


Installation photo: Jaka Babnik. Archive: MGLC.