The Social Experiment

The Social Experiment is a collaboration between artists Klaas van Gorkum, Iratxe Jaio, Wouter Osterholt, Jonas Staal and Elke Uitentuis. In October 2011 they will organise a training in self-protection for artists. During three days a select group of participants, comprising of students, teachers, artists and other interested parties, will work on improving their resilience.

Under the guidance of two instructors from the police academy they will be trained in interrogation techniques (questioning and being examined) as well as how to deal with violence (indexing of violent situations and regulating or breaking up such situations). Through screenings, debates and relevant literature, participants will also be stimulated to apply this knowledge within their own practices.

The training takes place from 15 to 17 October. From day one, participants will follow a collective program, and will eat and sleep together in blockhuts that have been hired for this purpose. The program is free of charge, but needs to be followed in its entirety.

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