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PERFECT HAPPINESS

 

Why do we need to be happy? Is happiness a choice? Will happiness take us further?

From Aristotle to positive psychology, we unceasingly create missions and visions to improve our mental health and wellbeing. However, our current preoccupation with seeking happiness is as downhearted as if we forever chase rainbows. Social media consumption undermines normative images of happiness and plays important roles in increasing fear of sadness and failure. Corporations expect us to be happy for the benefit of their productivity. Joy marketing constantly stimulates us to buy more products with inspirational life quotes...

 

Performance at Oude Markt, Enschede, Netherlands: Organized by ARE Artist Residencies Enschede

(photo by Marie Janin) 

 

Sound: Daniel Konar

Performers:

Ieke Trinks

Louisa Kistemaker

Karina Rodak

Hanan Klei

Christina Takayama

Laura Goldberg