L.A. Raeven

Location: Nest - the Hague - 2016


The Milgram experiment is a famous psychological study exploring the willingness of individuals to follow the orders of authorities when those orders conflict with the individual's own moral judgment. In this performance two twin sisters are asked to follow the orders we gave them, to intimidate and offend a lazy and fat looking person (an actor) while exercising. Their role is to be a fitness trainer and the question was if the twin sisters would react the same to our awful orders to insult in a terrible way. The twin sisters where not aware the person they trained was an actor and they did not know they were part of an experiment.

This installation is made possible by the Mondriaan Fonds