Sjoerd Houben: No Pleasure Cruise (signed)
Using the ‘World Happiness Report’ as a starting point for this project. Houben started this project by questioning the legitimacy of humanity’s search for happiness. The project touches various subjects, but still keeps the concept of happiness at its core.
While examining the concept of happiness, Houben comes to several different lines of questions; “How do people try to be happy?”, “How do people conduct their search for happiness?”, “How do people show that they’re happy?”, “Can happiness be physically and visually be represented (without being merely an illustration)?”.
Houben doesn’t directly try to steer the viewer to a way of seeing happiness, but rather sees the goal of the work to make the viewer reflect upon the images and the meaning of gestures, colors and emotions used as a means to visualize happiness.
Edition of 400 copies. Signed and hand numbered.
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