Concept of Happiness

Teemu Mäki

The video is based on a private ritual Mäki executed during the winter 1990. In this ritual he urned the palm of his left hand with a candle while praying out loud a poem by Samuel Beckett: 'My way is in the sand flowing'. He repeated the ritual 50 times during a month.

Production Year
1995
Duration
00:02:30
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Concept of Happiness
Finnish Title
Concept of Happiness
English Title
Concept of Happiness
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Teemu Mäki (Author), Teemu Mäki (Director)
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Teemu Mäki (b. 1967) is an artist, theatre director, writer and researcher. He completed his PhD in 2005 and worked as a Professor in Aalto University during 2008–13. Mäki works in the fields of art, philosophy and politics. The results are visual art, theater, literature or theory. For Mäki art is the most flexible, versatile and comprehensive form of philosophy and politics. His works have been presented in museums and galleries in Finland and abroad, as well as in theatres, film screenings and festivals.

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