Quiet Emergency

Quiet Emergency © Margie Mackay
Infecting the City (ITC) is a 'public arts' festival in South Africa, that stages and exhibits high-quality, thought-provoking, boundary breaking works in the city of Cape Town's communal spaces. The works are free and accessible to everybody.

QUIET EMERGENCY
Cape Town: a patchwork map of dislocation, where communities are separated by history and inequality, isolated by high walls and indifference. Every community has its boundaries, each interaction its limitations … we live in a state of quiet emergency.

A weeklong experiment, Quiet Emergency blurs the grid of this rigid map and creates a halfway meeting space. Incorporating the marginalised people of our City – street children, sex workers, security guards, street cleaners – and professional performers, this interactive ritual honours that which unites us as human beings, that which gives us connection, hope and continuity.

Quiet Emergency was a collaboration created by Anthea Moys, Gilbert Douglas & Margie Mackay

Quiet Emergency from margie mackay on Vimeo.

WORKS

Copy of  Gilbert Douglas Choreography Copy of Song of Ourselves Video collection Longing, Belonging, Land Dreamtime at the G Gathering of the City Ceremony The Aviatrix Dreamtime @ the G - 2010 & 2011 N.C.P.

Ritual Performance

Margie Mackay Ritual Performance

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