DANA YAHALOMI ° Body Next to Body. The Practice of Being Together

Public Movement "Spring in Warsaw" (2009) © Tomasz Pastenak
I: Assembly as Preenactment (Oliver Marchart, Dana Yahalomi & Florian Malzacher)
I: Assembly as Preenactment (Oliver Marchart, Dana Yahalomi & Florian Malzacher)

To assemble is first and foremost a physical act of being present body next to body. Dana Yahalomi elaborates on the sociopolitical potential and the responsibility of the arts and artists to facilitate arenas where people can rehearse the corporal and behavioral knowledge assembly requires. Starting with the historic Operation Stockholm (1961), she unfolds a chronicle of choreographies from a civic perspective.


Dana Yahalomi (Tel Aviv) is the director of Public Movement (co-founded with Omer Krieger), a performative research body which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. The group studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, overt and covert rituals. Recent performances include: MAXXI Rome, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm, Museo Novecento, Firenze, CCA Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.

Dana Yahalomi was a guest of Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly I. Assembly as a pre-enactment on January 23rd (online-event hosted by brut Wien)

Operation Stockholm 1961: 
– Official documentation website (in Swedish)
– Historic film documentation on YouTube
– Leaflet „If Crisis or War Comes”

Related Works by Public Movement: 
– “Emergency Routine” (2019)
“Macht Kunst Politik!“ (2016)
– “Make Art Policy!“ (2014)
“Rebranding European Muslims” (2012)


Public Movement: „Emergency Routine“ (2019)

Public Movement: “Make Art Policy!” (2014)

An introduction to the work of Public Movement / conversation with Dana Yahalomi