THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY
video 3.28 min 2008
The happy Birthday is a humorous study of the frustration felt by people who feel unhappy while trying to reach perfection.
The video was made specifically to be shown in a christmas calendar project in Gothenburg.
“ Gender is a lived ideology – a system of ideas about men and women with which
we live our lives. As lived ideology those ideas get transformed into specific bodily
practices. Socially produced sex differences are embodied and lived out as real.
They are materialized as habit and taken for granted as second nature.” (Bordieu)