Zola

The Tate Modern and Charlie Hebdo have created an exhibition on freedom of speech, to shed light on those who died defending this right. As a society, we live in fear of offending people. When freedom of speech and humour come together, things become awkward and misunderstood, creating the polarising arguments of what we can and can’t joke about, and whether or not offensive humour acts as a releaser of existing prejudice. Comedian Pierre Desproges says “you can laugh at everything, but not with everybody”. This work explores controversial topics in a fun and light-hearted way. If offense is taken, I wish for it not to be taken personally.