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Positions: An action by Public Movement

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Positions: An action by Public Movement

November 4 – 6 2011

This November, the action and research group Public Movement continues their Museum as Hub residency with two presentations during Performa 11. For their first action in the U.S., Public Movement presents Positions, a choreographed demonstration that invites people to take a stand on any number of urgent issues. Presented in Warsaw, Holon, Bat-Yam, Eindhoven, Heidelberg, Stockholm, and now New York, the Movement inspires the public to embody their preferences, aspirations, and beliefs—manifesting political and philosophical ideas as physical positions in Washington Square Park (on 11/4) and Union Square South (on 11/6).

Public Movement is a performative research group which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. In the last five years, Public Movement has explored the regulations, forces, agents and policies, formations of identity and systems of ritual which govern the dynamics of public life and public space. PM has organized events, rituals, and political situations through consultation and collaboration with scholars, experts, and ongoing group debates and discussions. The Movement was founded in November 2006 by co-leaders Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi until August 2011 when Yahalomi assumed sole leadership. Public Movement actions take place in public space and in collaboration with art, theatre, dance, and academic institutions in Israel and abroad.