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Superhero Training

Super is the final project of Richard Clarkson’s MFA at SVA. The thesis is an inquiry into why superpowers hold so much sway over specific western populations and exploring why Richard was so enchanted by them. Richard utilizes performance art as a frame to deliver this, creating an interactive gallery show drawing from elements from cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and entertainment narrative structures. Through the gallery participants will be guided through personalized selection of 10 coping mechanisms & scenarios, such as escape (flying),  invulnerability-(immortality) and hiding (invisibility) etc, that will ultimately help each participant to reframe and rescale the perception of their own world and their ability to positively impact it.