UNIVERSITY EXERCISE

Public Movement occupied the University main building and University Square. Together with 16 special unit policemen and 40 firefighters, Public Movement organized a public behavior drill, an examination of citizenship. Screening process at the University entrance including physical checks and a seating plan, a procedure in a lecture hall, police questioning in the hallway, police arrests, a demonstration and an emergency evacuation drill led by the fire brigades, which led to a street party on University Square.

July 23, 2010 – University Exercise

Heidelberg University
In collaboration with the Heidelberg Police, the Heidelberg Fire brigades and volunteers

Public movement Leaders: Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi
Public movement members: Gali Libraider, Hagar Ophir, Luciana Kaplun, Saar Szekely

Produced by the Heidelberg Theatre
Curators and dramaturgy: Jan Linders and Jenny Flügge

  • Photo: Stefan Kresin, University Exercise, Heidelberg University, 2010
  • Photo: Stefan Kresin, University Exercise, Heidelberg University, 2010
  • Photo: Stefan Kresin, University Exercise, Heidelberg University, 2010
  • Photo: Stefan Kresin, University Exercise, Heidelberg University, 2010
  • Photo: Stefan Kresin, University Exercise, Heidelberg University, 2010

Press

“…some spectators decided to form a spontaneous sit-in style rebellion against a group of approaching security forces, who, according to the plan of the artists, were actually there to “rescue” them….”
DPA By Christian Jung

“…But theatre and real emergencies do differ: when some of the visitors played along too well and formed a sitting-strike, it soon became clear that this scenario wasn’t accounted for in the stage directions for the friends and helpers in green….”
By Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel  /  Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 26.7.2010

“Later, the Heidelberg police appears – very real, but at the same time fictitious. They arrest the dancers, some of them resisting. Even the audience members have to brace themselves for a police questioning regarding improper behaviour – escaping seems absolutely impossible.”
Nora Abdel Rahman, Mannheimer Morgen, 26.7.2010