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Title The Milgram Re-enactment / by Rod Dickinson
Published Glasgow, Scotland : Centre for Contemporary Art, 2002


Description 1 online resource (216 min.)
Series Psychological experiments online
Summary The Milgram Re-enactment is a re-enactment of Dr Stanley Milgram's infamous 1961 social psychology experiment 'Obedience to Authority'. Where participants were asked to give apparently lethal electric shocks to an unwilling victim to test how far they would be prepared to obey an authoritative scientist and inflict pain on a protesting person. The Milgram Re-enactment was commissioned by the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, where it took place on Feb 17 2002 as a live performance. Created from transcripts of the original experiment, the re-enactment included an exact facsimile of Milgram's Yale Interaction Laboratory, and of the 1960s electro shock equipment that he used in the experiment. The original experiment was laden with artifice (fake electric shocks, actors playing scientists, pre-recorded screams of pain), and was itself a coded re-enactment of events that took place during the holocaust. The re-enactment set up a further set of iterations through time and space; actors playing the role of actors, the repetition of the experiment as a live performance eight times in real time
Notes In English
Subject Milgram, Stanley
Milgram, Stanley.
Social psychology.
Psychology, Social
social psychology.
Social psychology.
Genre/Form Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Form Streaming video