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The Police Training

The Police Training is a project in the context of Social Experiment - a collaboration between the artists Klaas van Gorkum, Iratxe Jaio, Wouter Osterholt, Jonas Staal and Elke Uitentuis.


  • THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - The Police Training.
    (15 -17 October 2011, Artez Academy, Enschede, NL.)

    The Social Experiment is a collaboration between the artists Klas van Gorkum, Iratxe Jaio, Wouter Osterholt, Jonas Staal and Elke Uitentuis. In October 2011 they were invited by the Artez Academy to organise a "resilience training for artists".

    During three days a group of selected artists, students and theorists lived together at the Artez Academy. Two instructors of the police academy trained the group in practices of interrogation, cross-questioning techniques and handling violent situations. During these three days participants were stimulated to find ways to apply this knowledge within their own practices, through debate, film screenings, and discussing and reading relevant literature. Within a political climate hostile to the arts, the police training aimed to give participants a better understanding of the power relations underlying our society and to provide the tools necessary for artists to articulate a relevant and powerful position of their own, using their imagination to subvert existing constructions to their own agenda.



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