Happiness Machine is an innovative, Pan-European project that connects women animators and composers in the crafting of new work.
Twenty artists were asked by Austrian music ensemble Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women animation festival to consider our current economic system in light of the Economy for the Common Good social movement. The resulting ten animations explore themes of consumption, greed, solidarity, equality, responsibility, and revolt. They consider how the machine we operate within can be destroyed and rebuilt. Ranging from the abstract and experimental, to fairy tales, documentary approaches, and the satirising of society, this collection brings together an incredible variety of voices and techniques.
The collaborators are: Rebecca Bloecher/Eva Reiter, Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki, Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo, Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt, Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie, Joanna Kozuch/Ying Wang, Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst, Samantha Moore/Malin Bång, Ana Nedeljkovic/Hanna Hartman, and Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri.
The UK tour is supported by Arts Council England.
More information about the project: https://happiness-machine.de/
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