Cross Section

Cross Section, a series of physical encounters taking place on Triokhsviatytelska Street in Kiev, starting from the Ukrainian House and heading towards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The public was invited to join and experience various modes of civic behavior, and to embody political and existential, social, personal positions.

The route is an urban corridor connecting two significant geopolitical points in the city: the: the Ukrainian House former was occupied during the 2013–2014 uprising and used as the people's housea center of operations for the protestors, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs latter is an institution of governmental power, standing amidst the current ongoing struggle on for Ukraine’s future.

Along this route, Public Movement performed moments of resistance, compassion, joy and conflict. Cross Section included scattered ceremonies, exercises of citizenship, and manifestations of power and of vulnerability. Over the course of the previous year, the streets of Kiev have inhabited different types of cooperation, order and disorder have inhabited the streets. Cross Section offered a temporal structure of physical memory to be experienced together in public, a ritual that disappears while it happens, echoing the the nature of events that are still unfolding.
Cross Section was executed by local performers, who are thus becoming a new cell of Public Movement in Kiev. The team performed every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. beginning in November 2014 and continuing until January 2015.

The weekly repetition will enable a collection of public choreographies –chaotic and idiosyncratic by their nature, to transform themselves into a public ceremony.

Cross Section includes excerpts from the actions: "Also Thus!" and "Positions" that were created by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi

Action Directors: Saar Szekely, Gali Libraider & Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement local cell: Mariia Kotsar, Maryna Serdeshna, Sergii Vlasiuk, Kateryna Taranova, Andrii Sur, Oksana Leuta
Public Movement Director: Dana Yahalomi
Research and Concept Development: Amit Drori
Experience Design: Hadas Zemer
Produced by: Pinchuk Art Center as part of Future Generation Art Prize


With Support of: Artport, Israeli Choreographers Association

  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin
  • PinchukArtCentre © 2014. Photographed by Sergey Illin and Alexander Pilyugin

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