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 Illuminated By Fire Quiet Emergency Longing Belonging Land Copy of Song of Ourselves Quiet Emergency Dreamtime @ the G - 2010 & 2011 Dangerous Divas N.C.P.

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