The film comprises ten short films by female animation directors, made in collaboration with ten female music composers from all over Europe. The films take as their starting point Common Good Economy an economic theory proposed by the Austrian Christian Felber.
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — Die Flunder
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Vermessung der Distanz
Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Concept: Sven Hartberger
Producers: Abigail Addison, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Fabian Driehorst, Zuzana Mistríková
Production Manager: Martin Repka
Music: Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Music Mix: Mischa Janisch
Sound Mix: Georg Tomandl
The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions
Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.