The Infinite Happiness (Screening at Festival of Architecture and Design)
WhenFriday, July 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00
WhereMercury Theatre, 13 Morphett Street
Cost$20 (includes drinks and popcorn)
This screening is part of the Festival of Architecture and Design: Ideas of Home.
Directors: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Inhabiting for about a month the “8 House”, by Bjarke Ingels Group, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine recount in a diary style their subjective experience of living inside this experimental “vertical village”.
Conceived as a personal video diary, The Infinite happiness is an architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing developments considered to be a new model of success.
As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relation to the building. The film draws the lines of a human map which allows the viewer to discover the building through an intimate point of view, and questions the architecture's ability to create collective happiness, showing the surprising results of this new type of social model of the 21st century.