All I Want is to be A Happy Man

Multimedia Interactive Installation, 2005:

Video, interactive installation, mobile, 3d collage, pendulum, custom post-it-notes Incorporating video, interactive installation and 3D collage, Stephen explores what is supposed to make one happy. 

Sarcastic, introspective, disturbing, an uncensored look at society and the state of the world. He invites one to write (provided questions on post-it-notes) what makes them; happy, angry, fearful, and what one wishes for, and ‘post’ their comments directly onto the installation.

installation images

American Alter: Interactive installation:

video, fabric, post-it-notes, picket fence, table, chairs, lamp

video: 6’26     2005

installation: approx. 12 x 16’

Post-it-notes: Questions:

How are you?

What makes you angry?

What makes you happy?

What do you wish For?

What are you afraid of?

Material Issues: Pop-Up Collages on hand cut wood:

Video Components:

A poetic look at the ideals of America contrasted by the harsh reality and abuse of those ideals.

American Alter


*some images may be too graphic for sensitive viewers 

Smile: (10 minute excerpt shown here)


© 2022 Stephen Anderson