2014 - on going, London
Kevin Smeeing- Future of the Highstreet, Camden Collective London,
+ Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London 2015
The Bechdel test was invented by the cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s and today often used as a tool to indicate the active presence of women in films and other fiction. I used this test and offered a screening to engage public viewers into how media is representing female roles in children's cartoons and advertisements.
THE STEREOTYPE GAME
The Stereotype Game is a modified version of the board game Guess Who, exposing the sensitive topic of stigmata. The participant, due to the game's design, is forced to announce racial, gender or other stereotypes aiming to encourage the act of breaking the taboo of talking about stereotypes by using game methodology.
Experimentation Beer bottle
2014, Work in Progress Show Royal College of Art, London
During the opening of the Work in Progress Show 2014, Platform 13 offered beer bottles labeled in either blue-printed girls beer or pink-printed boys beer.
This experiment presented viewers conscious and unconscious choice based on constructed gender stereotypes of the color pink and blue.
PLAY YOUR PROBLEM
A playful way to self assess a psychological small scale problem in a group dynamic through analyzation.
This experiment used game methodology for therapeutical use. Jungsche Activity is a playful personality test to engage the participants into improve personal analyzation and analytical thinking of others behavior. The game was developed from the Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality tests.
Invisible Loyalties is therapeutical method based on the theory of systemic work of Bert Hellinger. This therapy tool can be used to analyze patients /participants symptoms by placing the wooden pieces to re-enact a certain situation as for instance an important life event, persistent body-emotional-behavioral symptoms or other patterns.