PROPOSED SITE RELATED WORK FOR MULLSJÖ
Title: The Museum of Happiness
Media: intervention, Public Management Office (physical space)
The project we propose focuses on the implementation of various measures of well-being, happiness and satisfaction with life in favour of individuals. We rely on our previous work derived from the investigations carried out in reference to the notions of value and power that govern politics in the economic and social spheres within the circuits of capital.The priority of the proposal is to emphasize the search for a solution to monopolization in the daily life sector as a result of unbridled production. We want to create a space to offer different alternative frames of reference by promoting the search for new access options through collective creation or recreation.The aim of the proposal is to provide a space education where people of all ages and backgrounds can meet to learn about the essence of lasting happiness and well-being through questions, recreational activities and workshops.
We propose to build interactions and interlocutions between and with the subjects, resulting in a series of live dynamics, changing and renewing in the field of action to implement happiness. The museum focuses on the construction of communicative and reflexive practices aimed at the construction and reconstruction of qualitative thinking and sensory capacity; offering personalized learning frameworks to each of the visitors. / MB&OC
ARTISTS INITIAL APPROACH
"Based on our field of interest, our practice and our current focus, we would like to conceive this project firstly as research and further move towards new body of work more related towards community, social engagement and collaborative practice. We will continue to establish processes that critically investigate our roots and social habits, questioning the mechanisms and contexts that create and reinforce current powerful value systems.
We will use artistic creativity as an instrument to activate discourse surrounding cultural dynamics that facilitate and/or accompany processes of education, communication, and urban and social transformation. Starting from the central idea of creating cultural democracy through dialogue and mutual respect, we understand cultural service as an artistic expression whose freedom of choice brings closer artistic transformation to social production.
The project will deepen the dialogue between people belonging to the same community. Through a new practice of conversation, through sharing activities of daily life, we will consider transforming co-evolutionary life models for a common good; Developing the role that represents human relationships within the affective relationships belonging to the community.”
- Bobrikova & de Carmen
NOTES ON RESEARCH WEEK IN MULLSJÖ
In our first research week in Mullsjö we had several meetings with the staff of the municipality to understand the structure of it. We spend time in the cultural department learning about the Organization chart which allowed us to obtain a uniform and synthetic idea of the formal structure of all the elements of authority, the levels of hierarchy and the relationship between the different departments. The specialization in each area, in each department, made us bet on the development of the idea of generating a project to prevent problems related to the social services department in the municipality./ MB&OC
Realisation of Museum of Happiness : TBD, aim at 2020
Artist Talk: October 7th, 2019 at 6 pm at Mullsjö folkhögskola, as part of ArtTalks-series
Research stay in Mullsjö: October 1-8, 2019