Each year CPH:DOX offers eloquently presented science in new documentaries, scientist-artists conversations, and industry meetings in the cross sections of art and science. This year, the comprehensive science programme CPH:SCIENCE kicks off with the World Premiere of Pernille Rose Grønkjær’s ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ on March 22 followed by a talk.

How far should – and would – we go in modulating our emotions and personal characteristics? If pleasure is just the push of a button away, will you want to push it? These are just some of the questions being raised, when CPH:DOX launch this year’s CPH:SCIENCE programme with the World Premiere of ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ by Pernille Rose Grønkjær on March 22 at Bremen Teater.

After the film screening, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, science journalist Lone Frank and Philosopher Klemens Kappel and Professor Poul Videbech will twist and turn questions raised in the film.

‘Hunting for Hedonia’

‘Hunting for Hedonia’ contrasts history and present developments to examine and elucidate where Deep Brain Stimulation is going. Will this promising technology change psychiatry? And will the nifty electrodes move on from correcting abnormal activity in disease to perhaps ‘correcting’ unwanted but in fact normal activity? In other words: how far should – and would – we go in modulating our emotions and personal characteristics? If pleasure is just the push of a button away, will you want to push it?

CPH:SCIENCE

CPH:SCIENCE is supported by the Lundbeck foundation and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The programme aims at making science accessible and interesting for the public in a time where our approach to facts is particularly challenged. To reach this aim CPH:SCIENCE offers activities that rethink our relationship to science across audience, educational institutions, research facilities, and the film industry.

 

CPH:SCIENCE Opening Night: ’Hunting for Hedonia’. Tickets are on sale.