Oh Happy Day, 2008


Oh Happy Day, 2008
Single-Channel SD Video
5'55"



Oh Happy Day explores the feeling of happiness in a humorous and absurd approach. In a domestic setting, a woman methodically beats together the yolks of three eggs. She applies the mixture to her face in a cosmetic manner, while fixing a permanent smile. The piece concludes with a disturbing change of emotion accompanied by a twisted version of, "Oh Happy Day", performed by Etta James.

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* This piece was screened as part of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2009: Best of Nova Scotia Screening, and in a program curated by Erin Nixon at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago, Illinois





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I gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples - sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.