sound recording of my grandmother reciting jokes from her pocket-sized joke
book is part of a broader initiative of mine to document the lives of my grandparents.
Having spent the majority of my early childhood with
them, they have had a profound influence on shaping my life.
in one take, this sound recording serves as a comedic album showcasing my
grandmother's collection of jokes. Mica, my grandmother, collected jokes from
her friends, newspapers, and various sources
between the years 2000 and 2010.
She reads handwritten, carefully selected jokes from her small book, which she
keeps in her wallet, always ready for a moment of laughter. The
sound recording is etched onto a vinyl record,
accompanied by an index that
corresponds to the sequence of jokes in the actual book. In addition to the
vinyl record (audiobook), a reproduction of the actual joke book is included,
playing the role of a "lyrics booklet."
Narrator: Marija Kobale
Sound recording: Bine Repše
Mastering: Jan Bajc Funa
Design: Lucija Rosc, Domen Ermenc
Recorded in Gornji Grad and self-published in Ljubljana, 2023
Vinyl production: XV.Obzorje, Idrija
RRP: 55 EUR