Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads.
But in the back of his mind, he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he redesign his personality to become a better person?
Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues 3 controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way. But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended.
Join us for a screening of the Happy film at the Steps Theatre in the Dundee Central Library on Sunday 26 May.