Happiness

Mari Keski-Korsu

Happiness reveals local people's thoughts about happiness in Salo, Finland. Salo is a town in economical turmoil due to Nokia factory’s layoffs that took place during the shooting. The thoughts were collected at the market place via a happiness test on rocking chairs. The imagery consists of existing degrowth ideas like local bio-organic farming, renting services, and local traveling. The video documentary has prequel called Degrowth.

Production Year
2012
Duration
00:07:27
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Onni
Finnish Title
Onni
English Title
Happiness
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mari Keski-Korsu (Author), Mari Keski-Korsu (Director), Mari Keski-Korsu (Camera), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Freja Bäckman (Sound)
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Mari Keski-Korsu is a transdisciplinary artist. She holds an MA from University of Arts and Design Helsinki and BA in visual arts from Polytechnic of Western Lapland. She explores how ecological and socio-economical changes are manifested in people’s everyday life and her works often have a societal or political nature. Keski-Korsu’s practise contains interventions, documentary, performance, virtual worlds, photography, live visualisations and installations as well as mixtures of these. The works has been exhibited in Europe and in several other countries around the world.