Public Movement goes back to the very first time the military speaks with us, about us: the “personal conversation” in the first summons of the draft process
The military performs itself in many ways and in this case it is embodied in the figure of a young female soldier. Public Movement recruited a new cell of women who served in the IDF as interviewers, and together they reactivate the “personal conversation” as a performative model.
The art of interviewing was developed in 1955 as the major tool through which the military studies the emotional landscape of each potential soldier. The intimate conversation is translated into data that the system can use. In the past sixty years, a growing military archive has been collecting the psychological profiles of every Israeli male citizen, a state-owned emotional deposition.
The Interview is the first time in which Public Movement stages this military model in a civic environment and thus invites the public to practice the artistic event as an arena of knowledge exchange.
The Interview was performed in Artport, Tel Aviv, as part of the exhibition "Motions for the Agenda",curated by Avi Feldman, Vardit Gross
Public Movement Director: Dana Yahalomi
Action Guides: Nir Shauloff and Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement Members: Ma'ayan Choresh, Adili Liberman, Meshi Olinky, Danielle Shoufra,
Interviewers: Shira Katzenelenbogen, Eden Kramer, Tami Lebovits, Nir Zipori
Head Consultant: Hila Vardi
Public Movement Consultant: Tal Yahas
Wall Design: Studio Gimel2
Visual Consultant: Hadas Zemer
Studio Manager: Lihi Levy
Production: Maayan Fuss
Adi Nachman, Amit Drori, Adv. Cobi Marcus, Gali Libraider, Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Lia Kochavi, Adv. Michael Sfard, Raviv Drucker, The White City Center - Liebling House, Yael Tal, Yigal Zur, Yuval Koren, Adv. Zvia Gross