Manifesto of Happiness, 2021
limited edition print
Available after 10 December, 2021 at the following locations:
Goethe Institute and the galleries Arosita, Credo Bonum and Structura, Sofia
Manifesto of Happiness, 2021 by ULTRAFUTURO was published in December 2021 by Open Arts Foundation as a part of the last Phase VI of the multigenre visual art situation Future Unforgettable, curated by Vesselina Sarieva.
Boryana Rossa shares the following about the work:
The text “Manifesto of Happiness” came about after conversations about the meaning of life, its brevity and the importance of art. The manifesto is undoubtedly inspired by our stay in Balchik this year (2021), by the sun, the sea, the beautiful birds flying outside the window, in contrast to the typically gloomy TV news on Bulgarian television, in addition to the catastrophic situation in the world during the second year of the pandemic.
The sense of being on the tiny island of an earthly paradise, isolated from the horrors of the collapsing world order and the vile anti-human race between the various vaccines etc. We felt like creating a comfort zone, at least in the territory of art. An outlet, a place where we could relax, catch our breath after the lockdowns, the deaths and the absolute uncertainty of the future.
It seems to us that what is really important right now is to find a way to confront the total nightmare of this world, to find a remedy for depression and despair. But it should be noted that, right at the very beginning of the pandemic, we had ideas of a ‘magic’ solution to the problems associated with this situation. Partly, the realization of these thoughts had a place in the interactive ZOOM performance “Anti-coronavirus Vaccination Dome” 2020 with the participation of artists such as Selma Selman, Peter Lee, Voin de Voin, Yasen Zgurowski, Patrick Boehmke, Alexandra Kulik, Shuang Liu, Antonia Pashova and Martina Stefanova.