Quiet Emergency

Quiet Emergency
Quiet Emergency
Quiet Emergency

Quiet Emergency - choreo Gilbert Douglas from margie mackay on Vimeo.



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






The following generous funding was provided for the participation of these artists in the ITC residency by:

Pro Helvetia and Art Moves Africa – Gilbert Douglas.
The Victorian Government through Arts Victoria – Margie Mackay.

WORKS

Gathering of the City Ceremony Longing Belonging Land Longing, Belonging, Land Quiet Emergency Illuminated By Fire Quiet Emergency The Dreaming Inside Light Green N.C.P.

Ritual Performance

Margie Mackay Ritual Performance

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