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Be happy

collaboration with Bella Logacheva, 

digitized Hi8 video, 8:23 min. 

2005

Be Happy” offers story of a girl living on a street. The hero of a social bottom tries to hide the poverty and trouble, copying behaviour of photomodel in advertising. The paradoxical situation reveals new type of the homeless which behaves as absolutely happy person: bathes on an inflatable mattress in the river, starts up soap bubbles, plays with her dogs. A phrase from the Bobby McFarell's song "Don`t Worry / Be Happy" is a keynote of a life of the hero to which has nothing to lose. Looks like "americanism" has crept up on Ukraine naturally, as a gentle reminder for positive thinking, like an idea of permanent happiness which became, to a great extent, salvation for the contemporary world.


       


       
"Be happy", stills from video