I-O was a new commission developed especially for the Teijin Auditorium of the Stedelijk museum, and was part of the performance and lecture series Stage It! (Part 3): SCRIPTED.

I-O ties together notions of ritual, office work, and experimental pedagogy. Moving between team building exercises, fringe art school workshop, and cult initiation rite, the piece examines the performative act through which collectivity is formed as a fantasy at the heart of post-capitalist individualism. The title, I-O, is an allusion to industrial organizational psychology – a management system where techniques from behavioral psychology are used to maximize worker productivity. It is also a diagram that demonstrates the transition from the I to the many – symbolized here by the sign of the circle.

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