The Journey of the Fool is a video installation inspired by Aristotle's concept of comedy. The philosopher Aristotle wrote in his Poetics that comedy is a representation of laughable people and involves some kind of blunder or ugliness which does not cause pain or disaster. However, schadenfreude - a compound of the German nouns Schaden, meaning "damage" or "harm," and Freude, meaning "joy" - is the experience of pleasure coming from the learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. There is a form of schadenfreudian comedy present in the "Clown Makeup Tutorial" meme, often used to depict a person undergoing a transformation by making a fool of themselves both literally and figuratively in an act of ideological self destruction. What better way to explore the evolution of conspiratorial thought?