NSK STATE ISRAEL WELCOME CEREMONY

6 February 2010 – The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
In collaboration with the group IRWIN

Opening of the exhibition IRWIN: The Eye of the State
Curator: Avi Pitchon

Public Movement Leaders: Omer Krieger, Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement Members: Luciana Kaplun, Gali Libraider, Hagar Ophir, Saar Szekely
Public Movement Head of Operations: Eyal Vexler

With the participation of local scouts movement

  • The Eye of the State , Opening Ceremony for the Embassy of the NSK State in Israel (with the group IRWIN),The Eye of the State, Holon Israel, February, 2010
  • The Eye of the State , Opening Ceremony for the Embassy of the NSK State in Israel (with the group IRWIN),The Eye of the State, Holon Israel, February, 2010
  • The Eye of the State , Opening Ceremony for the Embassy of the NSK State in Israel (with the group IRWIN),The Eye of the State, Holon Israel, February, 2010

Press

“The performance group Public Movement is currently the most vociferous and quintessential example of an over-identification tactic.
Their use of ritualistic aesthetics originated and enacted by the youth movements, the IDF, and various state apparatuses, reduced into a salute to an ideological vacuum centered on a flag that represents itself alone, the idea of a flag, and when the list of collective aesthetic experiences courtesy of Zionism, whose mobilizing power diminishes, is supplemented with the only contemporary experiences which generate a sense of togetherness—sex, terrorist attacks, and road accidents (serving as freshly acquired international footballers)—the result is an elusive, wild and intricate system of over-identification which laments the evil at the core of the mechanism, but also the loss of the ability to take part in its rituals out of love and identification.”

Avi Pitchon IRWIN: The Eye of the State