Vistamarestudio is pleased to present Temporary Orders, the first performance-based exhibition by Public Movement in Italy.

Public Movement is a research and performance group that explores the creation of national, social and political identities through public choreography. Since it was established Public Movement has explored the regulations, forces, agents, and formations of identity and systems of ritual, which govern the dynamics of public life and public space.

For Temporary Orders Public Movement invites visitors to participate in a 20 minutes 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 performers conduct ceremonies, short speeches and orchestrated movements that point to existing intersections between art, the art market, modernism, and ideological impulses.

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.

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.

The choir is a new musical score composed of various Honor Guard movements borrowed from around the world. It’s a choir of feet stepping in place, turning into a new rhythmic exchange of the distinct state ballet.

Falling Wall is a composition for a wall, three female performers, a short ritual and a sudden collapse. The act of destruction becomes part of the act of commemoration, challenging the fixed form of public monuments.

During the opening hours of the exhibition the performance Debriefing Session: Vistamarestudio, will be activated in a secret location in the gallery. It is a one-on-one meeting with a Public Movement Agent who delivers an account of the group’s research about modern art made in Palestine before 1948. The private session draws out the performative relationship between nation-states and their cultural institutions.

Public Movement was founded in 2006 in Tel Aviv and has been working since with site-specific and time-specific projects in museums, biennials and public space events around the world. In 2018, Public Movement created The Interview based on the Israel Military psychological profiling. In 2017 the performed the durational performance Rescue for the European Capital of Culture, Aarhus and in 2016 Public Movement presented two new commissions Debriefing Session: Guggenheim and Choreographies of Power in the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In 2015 the group’s solo performative exhibition, National Collection, took place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and in the same year the book Solution 263: Double Agent by Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi was published with Sternberg Press. Public Movement was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 at the Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev and won the Rosenblum art prize for excellency in arts. The group performed in the Asian Art Biennial, Taipei; Gothenburg Biennial; Berlin Biennial; Performa, New York, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz; Hebbel am Ufer Theater, Berlin, Checkpoint Helsinki and exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; New Museum Triennial, New York; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne etc.

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
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
Public Movement was founded by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi. Since 2011, Yahalomi is the sole director of the group.
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.

Temporary Orders – performance dates
17 | 24 November – 1 | 5 | 15 December

In order to participate at the performance, prior reservation is required through our website, vistamarestudio.com, choose your preferable day and time and follow instructions.

During the performance dates walk-ins are possible if places are free.

For any information please contact us at contact@vistamarestudio.com or +39 02 63471549.