Game in a house for 12 people (120 min.) and Performance for a theater (90 min.) 2010-2012
A project by Vicente Arlandis and Sandra Gómez
Tragedy of the common is a piece based on a modified game that answers to interactive, social and relational notions. Questioning the passive paper and the expectations " of the one that is going to see ", this performance raises a situation to promote the interactivity of the participants through aspects of behavior of the individual and the dynamics of groups belonging to the field of the psychology and the sociology. Topics like the adoption of roles from the interaction of a group, the own interest, the cooperation, the collaboration and the decision-making processes. The last aim of the project is the construction of a space for the social relation.
The title of the work is extracted from a dilemma described by Garret Hardin in 1968. It describes the situation in which several individuals, motivated only by the personal interest and acting in an independent way but rationally, they end for destroying a shared limited resource even if their general benefit resides in the conservation of the above mentioned resource.