Collapse of Compassion
Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, IL
May 11–20, 2018


Link: Hyde Park Art Center Website

As part of a long term collaboration with The Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation lab (PICR) at the The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the artist Einat Amir and the Empathy Researcher Yossi Hasson will create a participatory performance combined with real time psychological research about the phenomena Collapse of Compassion — which says that as the number of people in need of help increases, the degree of compassion people feel for them ironically tends to decrease.

Collapse of Compassion is a traveling interview station that will occur in three different venues throughout Chicago. The interviews will be constructed as a psychological research / performance hybrid – containing a mix of questions and actions that will challenge the audience visually and emotionally.