Not all smiles are equal. There are the smiles of genuine enjoyment: spontaneous outward expressions of inner happiness. And then there are the staged smiles. Political parties know this and politicians make use of it. We evaluate politicians on the physical structure of their faces instead of what the parties did, do or will do, preferring happier politicians rather than common sense and ethics.

So, why so happy? Considering the social, economical and cultural disaster into which we are heading to.

This Installation is a collage made out of the smiles of political leaders belonging to spö, övp, fpö, die grünen, neos and piratenpartei (Austria).