A series of stories, art installation, and 29 minute film by Joel Tauber
The installation features 15 short films plus 21 interviews. The foregrounded video, the one presented on the largest screen, tells the story of Happyville, as the camera slowly contemplates the site where the 50 Socialist Jews once lived. Zeke and Joel wonder aloud if some of the mysteries of sharing are hidden in the landscape. Determined to uncover them and “fix” or restore, metaphysically and poetically, the dream of Happyville; Zeke and Joel get to work with Zeke’s special tools: probing and digging, then “fixing” an ancient tractor as well as a decaying building.
The other 14 short films operate as a kind of dialogue between Zeke and Joel. On 7 screens, the camera contemplates Zeke’s toys and Joel’s gear, as Joel talks about the complexities of sharing in a personal and interdisciplinary way. 7 other screens focus on Zeke and Joel grappling with the challenges of sharing.
Tablet(s) feature 21 experts in different fields offering their thoughts.
Audiences explore the videos interactively. They are invited to share some of their things and help arrange them in the gallery / museum. Then, at the end of the show, they are invited to take the shared objects and give them away to whomever they think will enjoy them.