Artist Einat Amir and the emotion researcher Yossi Hasson, will create a participatory performance combined with a real time psychological research as part of a long-term collaboration with the Emotion in Conflict lab (at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel) led by Prof. Eran Halperin.
The project will consist of one on one interactions of performers with the audience. This is the first collaboration between a social psychologist who studies emotions and a performance artist who studies human interactions. The joint project is a psychological experiment, and serves as a one-weekend-only multi-sensual artistic experience.
Each performer will welcome one visitor at a time for a 15 minutes one-on-one interview. The interviews will be constructed as a psychological research / performance hybrid – containing a mix of questions and actions that will challenge the audience visually and emotionally. The interviews content will remain confidential. The anonymous data collected from the audience will then be processed into an innovative research in the field of interpersonal emotions.
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About the Artists:
Einat Amir’s works are a research of human interactions that explore the possibilities inherent in face to face communication between people. She sees her studio as a “lab of emotional research” where she experiments in creating interactions that blend the notions of authenticity, fabrication, and manipulation. Amir’s work has been shown at; MOMA PS1 New York, PERFORMA13 New York, Palais De Tokyo Paris, MAXXI National Museum of Rome, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Turkey, Whitechapel Gallery London, The Kitchen New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Scaramouche Gallery New York, Winzavod Art Center Moscow , Bergen Kunsthall Norway, Dallas Contemporary Art Center Texas, Tel Aviv Museum Israel, FondationD’entreprise Ricard Paris, MLAC Rome, and Lilith Performance Studio Malmö, among other venues.
Yossi Hasson is a social psychologist from the Emotion in Conflict lab at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and the Emotion Regulation lab at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His main areas of research are emotions and emotion regulation in social contexts. His research aims to improve interpersonal and intergroup relations by developing effective multidisciplinary interventions that combine psychological knowledge with virtual reality, educational tools, and performance art.
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“Emotion in Conflict” is a social psychology lab that specializes in the psychological processes underlying the dynamics of intergroup conflict. The lab, founded in 2013, is headed by Prof. Eran Halperin, Prof. Tamar Saguy, and Dr. Michal Reifen-Tagar. The lab today consists of over 30 researchers. As Much As You Want (2018) culminates research Einat Amir began during her residency at Hyde Park Art Center in 2014.
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This project is made possible with funds from CEC ArtsLink, Artis, Bezalel Research & Innovation Authority, IDC Herzeliya, Aspect Ratio Gallery and Hyde Park Art Center.