Portraits of Artists

Portraits of Artists 51

We always have this idea of happiness, but it is actually only the search for happiness and the partial finding of happiness that makes one happy at all. Because really finding happiness is of course something that can then lead to the deepest depressions, because happiness, once it is there, naturally also has a kind of unbearable quality that one can hardly cope with. (Carsten Höller)

The conversation between Carsten Höller and Martin Janda was held in May 1996.