Vision of Happiness
ANDREAS PERKMANN BERGER
2016, 3D rendering, c-print on Fujicolor color photo paper laminated between Alu-Dibond and acrylic glass, 120 x 80 cm (WxH)
At first sight a desert landscape is visible. Perhaps the motorway pillar or the orange-white protective wall in the middle of the desert irritates you. Or the many rocks that are scattered everywhere. Perhaps you are also wondering whether this is actually a desert landscape or something else. Perhaps the first glance will lead us wrong, as so often when we have no or only part of the information.
If you look at the torn ground, you probably already have an idea of the heat that must prevail. And right in the middle of it, a table with a bottle on it, filled with ice cold water. Most of you know what it feels like to be thirsty without the prospect of water during such a heat; your mouth is already dry and the desire for a refreshment is omnipresent. And then the moment of the first sip. You feel the cooling immediately in your body. But the cooling would probably already occur when looking at this floating block of ice in the middle of the landscape. What for a satisfaction for body and mind. Happiness hormones in the whole organism.
For every person happiness means something different. For some it is the long-awaited sip of water that makes you happy and for others to be able to meet someone at eye level free of judgement. And maybe you are just thinking about what happiness means to you. This artwork should guide the owner through life and remind him or her of his or her own interpretation of happiness.