Temporary Orders, the first performance-based exhibition by Public Movement in Italy, is presented in Vistamarestudio Gallery, Milan. Public Movement invites visitors to participate in a performative exhibition which takes place throughout the gallery. Drawing from their choreographic vocabulary, the exhibition is activated by six performers who form together choreographic monuments in the vacant gallery space. The visitors are led in small groups as the gallery transforms into an arena of physical exchange.
The exhibition features four performances that examine corporal memory as a mode through which we experience historical narratives, and the way these narratives project on present modes of identifications. The performers conduct ceremonies, short speeches and orchestrated movements that point to existing intersections between art, the art market, modernism, and ideological impulses.
At the center of the show is Choreography for a Collection, a new performance specifically conceived for the gallery and based on the group’s research into Italian art made between 1909 and 1945, which was lost, destroyed or disappeared during WWII – often consumed by the same ideology it wished to represent. During the opening hours of the exhibition the performance Debriefing Session: Vistamarestudio, will be activated in a secret location in the gallery.
Public Movement Director: Dana Yahalomi
Debriefing Session created by: Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement delegates: Maayan Choresh, Gali Libraider
Debriefing Session II Agent and leade researcher: Hagar Ophir
Choreography for a Collection Researcher: Arianna Chiriatti
Composer: Yoni Silver
Public Movement Italian cell: Marina Bertoni, Gianmaria Borzillo, Gianmaria Girotto, Francesca Lastella, Edoardo Mozzanega, Erika Schipa, Giada Vailati
Public Movement head of production: Adi Nachman
Public Movement Members Tel Aviv: Tal Adler, Maayan Choresh, Mor Gur Arie, Meshi Olinky, Gali Libraider, Danielle Shoufra
Public Movement Studio Manager: Lihi Levy
The new performances were developed as part of Public Movement residency at the CCA Tel Aviv.
Falling Wall was created as part of the exhibition National Collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015.
Debriefing Session II was created during a residency at Artport, Tel Aviv, 2015.