ANA BORRALHO & JOÃO GALANTE: Trigger of Happiness
© Leonor Fonseca
„The horizon of beauty of Ana Borralho & João Galante is subject to seizure and achievement: a horizon of acceptance, of intimate change before the other, of a more careful observation before any judgment, of taking part of an experience and not just be a witness.“ – Rui Catalão
The definition of happiness varies from person to person. It can even be considered a state. A state of well-being and satisfaction. How can we be happy? And above all, how can we be happy in an unhappy society? Ana Borralho and João Galante invite twelve young adults from Vienna to talk about what makes them happy. They are not actors and they’re between 18 and 23 years old. Sitting at the same table, with a gun in the middle, they play russian roulette and answer a list of questions about their loves, such as their concerns, their anxieties, their families, and their visions of the future. As words are released, life paths overlap, drawing a multicultural cartography of local youth. A deadly game in search of happiness.