Emergency Routine (2019)

Tags: Tillfällig konst

Public Movement presents a new public gathering at a central location in Stockholm. Together with five performers, the public is invited to experience choreographies of care, fictional scenarios of danger and orchestrated states of evacuation.

Emergency Routine departs from what was claimed to be the world’s largest evacuation exercise to occur in peacetime Operation Stockholm 1961. In this ambitious, unprecedented event, 225 000 residents were asked to leave their city as part of a massive emergency drill. Planned in response to the cold war and tensions around nuclear threat the exercise was part of the Swedish defense program between 19581961.

Today, when governments frequently debate the need for “Civilian Resilience”, and when biopolitical agreements between state and citizens are being reexamined Public Movement proposes that in order to be ‘prepared’, a collective physical and mental practice is necessary.

Emergency Routine activates civic alliances as they are performed between bodies in mo-ments of threat. Echoing the state’s elusive hand that reaches and touches the citizen under the auspices of protection, the exercise invites passers-by to be carried away, allowing physical touch and bodily manipulation, to experience imaginary and documented acts of violence, and choreographies of compassion.

Director of Public Movement: Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement Members: Maayan Choresh, Avshalom Latucha, Gali Libraider, Meshi Olinky, Yaniv Segal
Public Movement Production Manager: Adi Nachman
Public Movement Studio Manager: Lihi Levy
Public Movement Consultants: Tal Yahas, Nir Shauloff, Gali Libraider

Emergency Routine (2019) is a commission by Public Art Agency Sweden. It was developed during Public Movement’s residency at Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Iaspis, Stockholm (May, 2019).

Information to the audience: There will be some physical contact between the performers and the audience during the performance.

Time and Place

16 august, 18.00 at Norrbro
17 august, 18.00 and 19.15 at Norrbro

Location

Norrbro