'It's Simply Shocking' The Observer
In 1961 at Yale University one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology shocked the world and became part of modern folklore. A volunteer was instructed to administer a series of increasingly severe electric shocks to an unseen pupil. Two-thirds of the volunteers were fully obedient, continually administering the maximum 450-volt shocks, even after the pupils' screams were replaced by an ominous silence. Recreating the language and look of the original, UK conceptual artist Rod Dickinson's The Milgram Re-enactment powerfully simulates the drama of the experiment and the troubling questions that it raises about the nature of humanity. Followed by Q&A with Rod Dickerson.