Pros and cons of behaving
2016-09-22 — 2016-10-02

Pros and cons of behaving

Irina Lindqvist, Maria Josefsson och Maja Josefsson

Games people play.

Six circles connected by lines in various sequences was the result of Eric Byrne’s findings presented to the world in 1964. This was an introduction to his book Games People Play, where he shared a detailed guide to human behaviour by looking at interactions that we have with one another called transactions. These transactions follow distinctive patterns or games and are repeated over and over again in all parts of our everyday lives, from business, marital, to sexual games. The circles represent three behavioural states that we all fluctuate between - the parent, child, and adult – and those of the person we interact with. The lines outline the transaction that is taking place between two individuals and may change depending on the situation.
Common games that you might immediately relate to (with their formal abbreviations) are:

Try and get Away with it
TAGAWI
If it wasn’t for you… IWFY
You got me into this
UGMIT
Now I’ve got you, you son of a bitch NIGYSOB
See what you made me do SWYMD
Why does it always happen to me? WAHM
Ain’t it awful? AIA
Why don’t you – yes but YDYB

 So…

People play games.

What does this say about us?
We comply with everyday game rules.
We agree for psychological theatricals to take control over our very existence on often an unconscious level.
We fall into time-consuming mind battles where we make it easy for others to take advantage of us.
We need to act our way out to change these rules, established by others or us.

“Life is really very simple. But if people have to face that fact they get very upset. So they invent religions and pastimes and games. These are the same people who then lament how awful it is that life is complicated. But all complications involve decisions, and a person must assess the probabilities and possibilities, make the best decision and then go down the street whistling.” Eric Berne, 1964.

The above observations are being revisited in the form of photography, dance, and music.

Irina Lindqvist koncept och fotografi
Maria Josefsson koreografi
Maja Josefsson musik
Eva Lindqvist text

Vernissage och performance tisdag 27 september kl 17-20

Utställningens öppettider:

Torsdag 22 september klockan 16-20
Lördag-söndag  24-25  september klockan 12-16
Fredag 30 oktober klockan 16-20
Lördag-söndag 1-2 oktober klockan 12-16

Irina Lindqvist

Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Metallkonstnär

'Do I see clear?' 2014, collaboration with Maria Josefsson. Guest artist at 'London Russian Art Week', Wallto, London, 2015

Maria Josefsson

Swedish Ballet School, Malmö, Sweden
University College of Dance, Stockholm, Sweden
London Studio Centre, London, UK

'The Black Widow' 2013, Choreographer, Director and Dancer. Zigzag Animation AB coproduction with SVT and support from SFI

Maja Josefsson

Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden
Gamleby Folkhögskola, Visskolan, Västervik, Sweden
Skeppsholmens Folkhögskola, Musiklinjen, Stockholm, Sweden

'The Black Widow' 2013, Composer and Assistant Director. Award for Best Music Score, STOCKmotion Film Festival.

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