Dries Verhoeven - Happiness
Presented by SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Happiness explores the area where man and artificiality converge, where synthetic substances help us to re-humanise, maxi-humanise or, for a while, abandon our humanness altogether. In his latest art installation, Dries Verhoeven explores the world of artificial happiness that is available to us in the form of drugs, painkillers and antidepressants. On the street there is a small pharmacy. A humanoid tells us about the various products we can use to tweak our serotonin and dopamine levels, and by doing so, shape our reality.