Mind Games


This Jacob’s Ladder, based on a structure by Susan Joy Share, is a unique interactive structure, 9.75” x 3.25” x 3.25“, with thirty-six surfaces. The boxes contain vintage ephemera, including game pieces and blocks and the panels are collaged with printed information. Various surfaces are exposed as the box is opened from different directions. The box is held closed box with a 3” wide elastic and brain-like button closing.

Text on the panels include: Mind Games are deliberate attempts to psychologically manipulate someone. They are covert, coercive, manipulative intentions masked by innocent sounding communication. Mind Games are a psychological tactic used to manipulate or intimidate —usually used in plural. Mind Game language is designed to confuse and keep the victim from guessing the perpetrator’s true aim. Perhaps the most nefarious of mind games is called “gaslighting.” Someone who uses this manipulative tactic might say something, then deny they ever said it, or tell someone their gut feelings are all in their head. They want you to question reality so you feel off balance. played mind games with his opponent. Learn to quickly recognize the signs of control and manipulation. … Refuse to give up your power. … Plan ahead how you will respond. … Focus on yourself. … Take a deep breath and square your shoulders.