Cecilia Lundqvist – Oh, I’m So Happy (Sweden 2008, 03:07 mins)



Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt of it here.

“Oh, I’m So Happy” is an animated video where we meet a middle-aged woman who is living in total isolation, with an extreme loneliness as a result. The woman performs a monologue, in which she tries her best to convince us about how happy and content she is with her present situation. However, her attempt is totally shallow and transparent.

Cecilia Lundqvist is a Swedish artist specializing in animation and since 1994 working almost exclusively with videos, which have been screened at numerous museums, galleries and festivals worldwide. Over 30 videoworks have been created between 1994 and 2012, works that generally are narrative and deal with issues like domestic violence, power structures and human behaviours. Represented with videoworks at several art institutions, among them Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.