„Unfortunately the current refugee situation in europe gains more and more social impact and the whole sad topic gets more and more misused for cheap political populism.
– We hope our performance SELEKTION and its captured reflections on the nature of human behavior will trigger some self reflection about personal beliefs, conformity, persuasion and obedience to authority; and may also provide us with higher sensitivity, when it comes to often just media and system obstructed – and therefore negative – reactions on the current refugee situation.“

– The Other Society, August 2015 / Ruden, Austria  

SELEKTION is an integrative live performance that took place on 8th and 9th August 2015 on RUDEN LIVE ART WEEK at MUSEUM AM BACH in Ruden, Carinthia / Austria.

SELEKTION investigates the nature of human behavior; The performance happened on two seperate days in front of MUAB. All in all twenty volunteers out of the audience took part in it.

„A Performative View on the Nature of Human Behavior.“
Video Documentary / 58 Min. / HD

Concept & Art-Direction:
Rahman Hak-Hagir

Magga Ploder (DK)
Rine Rodin Flyckt (DK)
Alex Samyi (AUT)
Rahman Hak-Hagir (AUT)

Hosted & supported by MUSEUM AM BACH
Cut & Postproduction: Rahman Hak-Hagir

Sheida Samyi
Rahman Hak-Hagir
Valerie Logar, Ramin Samyi, Detlef Löffler

„A Performative View on the Nature of Human Behavior.“
Photographer: Ramin Samyi

SELEKTION – Reflection (2015)
„A Performative View on the Nature of Human Behavior.“
Video Documentary  / 8 Min. / HD

Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiment (1962)
Original documentation of the Milgram obedience experiment (shock experiment) conducted at Yale University in May, 1962

The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures

was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram. They measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience.

The experiments began in July 1961, in the basement of Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University, three months after the start of the trial of German Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Milgram devised his psychological study to answer the popular question at that particular time: „Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders?

Could we call them all accomplices?“