Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Larissa Sansour

Happy Days

Happy Days

Larissa Sansour. Happy Days, 2006.

Description:

Happy Days is a video that exposes everyday Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. In the video, a collage of footage shot on location in the occupied territories is accompanied by the theme music from the seventies sitcom “Happy Days”. The piece provides imagery different from that of news footage. The contrasting music underlines the general public’s apathy when confronted with world conflict. The idea is to subjugate international politics to a format normally associated with entertainment and thereby call attention to the blurry boundary between the two.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
video, human rights, kitsch, humor, politics

Images
Bethlehem BandoleroHappy DaysLand Confiscation Order 06/24/TSoup Over BethlehemAt Home, ChillingHip Hip TodaySbara

Videos
Soup Over BethlehemHappy Days

Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark

Contact
Sankt Annae Gade 1B, 3
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark
lsansour@hotmail.com

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