Auxiliary Role 7/4/2019 4:10

Auxiliary Role 7/4/2019 4:10

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From the series Auxiliary Movement by Yvonne Shaw
Archival inkjet print on Epson Premium Gloss 250, 1261mm x 841mm
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

This work was created for the Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission 2019. The series investigates the method of psychodrama. Situated in the Crystal Palace Theatre, Auckland, the photographs document actual psychodrama sessions enacted by a group and directed by a qualified psychodrama director.

In each drama, the protagonist invites other members of the group to be auxiliaries in scenes from their life. They are ephemeral, containing elements not possible in life.
Jacob L. Moreno, the founder of psychodrama, saw the development of creativity in life and relationship as the purpose of these spontaneous moments.