Happiness is a Warm Gun
Happiness is a warm gun is Nuñez’s new video for her on-going project “La Vie en Rose”, started in 2013. The artist’s daughter films her mother walking behind her and seeing only her back, while the mother talks, voice off, about her peculiar views on happiness, until at the end of the video, the mother, at last, turns backwards to look at her daughter.
The artist has been looking for a partner for many years and the last two years she has had to deal with her daughter’s teenage rebellion, which in fact, is closely related to true love.
Cristina Nuñez is a Spanish artist who uses photography and video autobiographically since 1988. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally in venues such as the Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Casino of Luxemburg, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea Cinisello (Milan). Her work has obtained awards such as Mosaique of Luxemburg in 1996, Celeste Prize in 2012 and Prix de la Critique Voies Off 2013 and is part of private and public collections such as the Maison Européenne de la Photographie de Paris. Her last project, La Vie en Rose, is a net art project about the search for love. Nuñez works as an activist, a facilitator of the creative process in prisons, with teenagers and other social contexts around the world, using her method The Self-Portrait Experience.