January thru June 2004 Allberg spent in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On a SIDA-scholarship she studied at the Department of Fine Arts
University of the Witwatersrand. Her difficulties to find
happiness in that society, as extremely stricken by criminality
as Johannesburg is, made her begin her work on the Happiness
as an Art-project.
do people think about happiness when they have to protect themselves
with weapons and behind high walls? By those sked some stated that
Johannesburg is exciting and that they would probably not
stand to live anywhere else... This
made Allberg curious, so she joined two friends to a shooting-range.
When she almost hit a Bull's
Eye with her very first shot she was overwhelmed by happiness, for
the first time in more than two
months. Later on she was struck by ambivalence; why getting happy
from symbolically shooting
someone to death?