Julia Berg is a designer and researcher. Based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Currently Studying MA Fashion Strategy, ArtEZ University of the Arts


Projects
A magazine reader
Bodies making meaning
Chet Julius
Happiness
Join collective conversations
Sic transit gloria mundi
Time passes, constants stay








Mark

Happiness (2019)
Studio Dries Verhoeven (Commissioned)



 

Graphic Design for Happiness by studio Dries Verhoeven. 

On the street is a small concrete cubicle, a cross between a public toilet and a pharmacy. This illicit store is manned by a humanoid, a human-looking robot. She talks to us about different drugs, painkillers and antidepressants we can use to tweak our emotional reality by re-jigging the serotonin and dopamine levels in our brain.In the combination of robotics and drugs, the work explores the zone where the human and the artificial merge; where, aided by synthetic substances we can rehumanise or become more than human. Or escape our human state entirely, for a while.

Happiness is co-commissioned by SPRING Festival Utrecht (NL) and NDSM-werf foundation (NL)

Photography Willem Popelier, Thorsten Alofs

Production; Studio Dries Verhoeven
www.driesverhoeven.com

Mark