“Are you happy”

“Are you happy” is composed of speech video of a happiness expert and the script video based on the lecture. For the configuration of lecture script, I consulted some happiness quotations from “happiness preacher”. Yoon-hee Choi and some statements from the hand-written poster “Are you really doing fine?” which was spread all over the country, and started from student movement in the winter of 2013. As for the script video, two words of “happiness” and “well-being” are presented by being hidden in scarlet and yellow space, while the happiness preacher gives a lecture by filing this space the first time with “happiness” and the second time with “well-being”. Artist Ah-ram Jeong paid attention to the fact that two social phenomena repetitively use the similar words of “happiness” and “well-being” of individuals, and through the articulation that overlaps the two phenomena by linguistic mediation, she asks questions about the correlation between the standardized collective ration that are connoted by the search of “happiness” and “well-being” and real individuals.


  • Title: Are You Happy
  • Creator: Ahram Jeong
  • Date: 2014
  • Type: 8min 8sec, Loop, HD Video and sound installation

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