ACCIDENT

14 people organize themselves in a central crossroad to create two simultaneous and symmetrical car/pedestrian accidents. Two cars hit two pedestrians who cross the road one toward the other. The impact on the two pedestrians is synchronized and the form their bodies create on the road is identical. The two drivers are also synchronized and they perform the same choreography. Taking the sound of the impact (body on car’s metal hood) as cue,10 Public Movement collaborators that were previously embedded in the area move forward and form a rectangular frame around the arena. One collaborator calls the time every 15 seconds (’15’, ’30’, etc.). When one minute is called, the two pedestrians get up, enter their respective hitting cars, and leave. The collaborators move on.

Taking the sound of the impact (body on car’s metal hood) as cue,10 Public Movement collaborators that were previously embedded in the area move forward and form a rectangular frame around the arena. One collaborator calls the time every 15 seconds (’15’, ’30’, etc.).

When one minute is called, the two pedestrians get up, enter their respective hitting cars, and leave. The collaborators move on.

29 December 2006
Crossing of Ben-Zion Blvd. and Melchett St., Tel-Aviv
1 minute
Public movement Leaders: Omer Krieger, Dana Yahalomi
Public movement Collaborators: Marianna Benenson, Naruna De Macedo, Adi Engelman, Ofer Lehr, Lital Levin, Oded Littman, Shany Littman, Danny Neyman, Eran Shany, Hila Vardi, Yair Vardi, Maya Weinberg

Video: Nir Evron, Nadav Lapid

  • Photo: © Krzysztof Bielinski
  • Photo: © Krzysztof Bielinski
  • Photo: © Krzysztof Bielinski
  • Photo: © Krzysztof Bielinski
  • Nir Evron