Presented as part of Segunda Vez open seminar organized by Dora García, Trondheim kunstmuseum, 22 November 2017
If the people of the United States are trapped in a destructive relationship with a manipulative bully, could the story of the American presidents first wife Ivana perhaps provide some clues on how to break free? Happily Divorced looks into the form of emotional abuse known as gaslighting. Leu and Rønnings project includes adaptations of Patrick Hamiltons 1938 stage play Gas Light the fictional drama from which the psychological term is derived presented alongside documentary footage featuring Ivana. The screening will be broken up by live readings from Ivanas self-help literature and semi-autobiographical novels.