Public Record

From 2012 – 2017, in conjunction with the ongoing practice of Public Movement, Dana Yahalomi (Director, Public Movement) and Alhena Katsof (Director of Strategy and Protocol, Public Movement) engaged in a collaboration moving the group’s activity from the streets into museums.

Over five years they examined the role of the museum within civic life, with an emphasis on civil pilgrimage, choreographic memory, behaviors of citizenship, the embodied archive, museum collections and national identity.

The investigation focused on exhibition structures as they relate to political ideology. This platform, Public Record, brings together witness accounts, conversations, and analysis to reflect on this body of work: Debriefing Sessions, National Collection, Choreographies of Power and the book Solution 263: Double Agent.

Director of Public Movement: Dana Yahalomi
Director of Strategy and Protocol: Alhena Katsof
Contributors: Alhena Katsof, André Lepecki, Daphna Ben-Shaul, Monika Szewczyk, Risa Puleo, Ruth Direktor, Sara Raza
Translator: Michal Shalev
Graphic designer: Avi Bohbot
Web Developer: felix007
Public Movement Studio Manager: Lihi Levy
Special thanks: Kfir Bolotin, The Israeli Choreographers Association, Adi Nachman, Amy Zion and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Public Record was created with the support of Artis and Mifal Ha’pais Council for the Culture and Arts

  • Solutions 263: Double Agent, co-authered by Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi, 2015 (Solution Series, Edited by Ingo Niermann, Sternberg Press, Photo: Alhena Katsof)
  • Public Movement, “Choreographies of Power,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016 (photo by Enid Alvarez, © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)
  • Public Movement, "National Collection", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015 (Photo: Kfir Bolotin)