In the collaborative project No Joke, artists Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen explore the more sinister sides of the human psyche. Together the duo produced 37 images, without ever working in the same studio at the same time: their creative exchange and co-creation has been a purely online affair. The artists sent their work to each other and elaborated further on each other’s images. This resulted in the dark and mysterious images: a collection of still lifes, crippled female figures, and fusions of their self-portraits. Their menacing work evokes a sense of anxiety and longing that is usually experienced only in dreams.