Past Public Program
Artis presented a lecture by Dana Yahalomi, leader of artist group Public Movement, a performative research body that investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. Public Movement studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, and overt and covert rituals. Their actions include synchronized procedures of movement, new folk dances, spectacles, marches, and inventing and reenacting moments in the lives of individuals, communities, social institutions, peoples, states, and of humanity.
In her lecture, Dana Yahalomi, Public Movement Leader, presented key strategies developed by the movement alongside examples of previous actions. The lecture will conclude and open into discussion with the recent action SALONS: Birthright Palestine? (February – April 2012, New Museum, NYC; co-presented with Artis) which used the phenomenon of Birthright Israel trips to raise questions about nationality and heritage, as well as the politics of tourism and branding. In this project, different publics presented and debated related questions and issues that would inform, affirm and/or oppose the proposal to initiate a Birthright Palestine program.