Projects

Geregisseerd geluk

Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Mar 2014

Duration: 2014 - 2016
Location: Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
Participants: 80
Visitors: 220
Number of stages: 3

Geregisseerd Geluk (STAGED HAPPINESS) is part of the 3-year exhibition series Reinventing Happiness. The search for happiness is conducted in such an intense, all-encompassing way nowadays that it makes many people deeply unhappy. A vicious circle arises as our collective depression sends us on a new quest for happiness over and over again. The cycle seems inevitable and doomed. Escape is no longer possible.

In collaboration with theatre maker Paul de Bruyne Jeanne van Heeswijk started a search for Reinventing Happiness. This resulted in the art project Staged Happiness that over 3 years unfolded in 3 stages. The project started in the Stedelijk museum with no certainties and few assumptions, but with the idea that a sitcom, a blijspel (a Dutch term for situation comedy), will served as a launch pad. The word 'blijspel' comes from another time and place, when happiness was an everyday thing. It’s a destination you arrive at by doing.

Comedy rests on the pleasure of shared frivolity. So Van Heeswijk and De Bruyne searched for players willing to venture fearlessly onto the field and throw themselves into the game. A desperate search for natural happiness in an era when manufactured, reproducible bonheur is for sale in potion and pill form. In order to get the party started, public auditions for a “happiness play” where held at the museum. The auditions delivered a taste of unparalleled happiness. A steady group of participants continued to work together even after the activities in the museum where finished. The project was finally rounded off with a massive march of Happiness through the streets of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A public exercise in the search for a collective Happiness experience.


websitewww.reinventinghappiness.nl

participants


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IGA Kienberg Park, Berlin, Germany
2017


Public Faculty No. 11

Sunset park, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016


Public Faculty No. 10

Stolipinovo, Bulgary
2015


Public Faculty No. 9

Queens, New York
2015


Public Faculty No. 8

Hollywood Boulevard
2014


PARKWERK

Lohberg/Dinslaken
2014


Geregisseerd geluk

Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
2014


Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2014


Habitorials

Trumpington/Cambridge
2014


Trampelpfade

Werthacker
2014


Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative

Pretoriaan 141, Rotterdam
2013


Freehouse Zuid - Wijkwaardenhuis

Pretorialaan 141, Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam
2013


Public Faculty No. 5

Copenhagen
2012


Public Faculty No. 4

Hayward Gallery London
2012


Glücksspiel

Werthacker
2012

drawing
drawing

The Great Unpacking of Associative Life

Marche des Douves, rue des Douves, Bordeaux
2011

Installation
Installation

Talking Trash

Church Street, Goulburn NSW 2580, Australia
2010

project site
project site

2Up2Down / Homebaked

197-199 Oakfield Road, Liverpool
2010


Public Faculty No. 2

Oleanderplein
2010

still from video shoot
still from video shoot

It runs in the Neighbourhood

Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger
2008


Freehouse Zuid - Radicalizing the Local

Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam South
2008


Fields of (inter)action

NAi, Rotterdam
2007

installation in Ram Gallery
installation in Ram Gallery

Amnesia of a Landscape

Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Lansingerland
2006


Face Your World, Museumpark

Museumpark rotterdam
2006


The Blue House

Housing Block 35 Amsterdam, IJburg
2005


In the Field of Players

witte de withstraat Rotterdam
2004


Works, Typologies and Capacities

Neue Geschelshaft Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2004


Some 7

Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2004

Design
Design

De Strip

Westwijk, Vlaardingen
2002


Face Your World

inner city, Columbus, Ohio
2002


A Paper House

Rotterdam (2001), Taipei (2004-2005), Vienna (2005)
2001


Acte de Présence - Sans Valeur

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
2000


Draw a line

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery,Tokyo
2000

installation
installation

Raising a Ruckus

Kunstlerhaus Am Deich, Bremen
2000

performance
performance

An Sich

Botersloot 40, Rotterdam
2000


Freehouse - West

Rotterdam West
1999

Facade Henry Moore
Facade Henry Moore

A Christmas Pudding for Henry

Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds
1999


The Secret City

Middelburg
1997


Beyond ethics & aesthetics

De Unie, Rotterdam
1997


State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam
1996

installation
installation

Break. Dance.

Cleveland Gallery London
1996


Outside Livingroom

Mookhoekplein Overschie
1994


I + the Other. Art and the Human Condition

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1994


Room with a view

Duende Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Private)

Amsterdam, Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Longing)

Rheinische Landklinik Kleef
1993


Room with a view (The Neighbour)

Maritime museum Prins Hendrik Rotterdam
1993


The Office

Heurne - Hemden
1993