Work description

Honor Guard
Public Movement, together with the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C., will hold a new weekly ceremonial performance of national pride taking place at the entrance to the Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei. Throughout the duration of the Asian Art Biennial, Public Movement will join the Veteran Honor Guard in presenting a new State choreography, inviting spectators to pay respect to Taiwan's past, present and future and to the beauty of order. 
The Elaborate choreographies of the Honor Guard at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall attract tourists from China and international visitors. The action Honor Guard celebrates this unique liminal moment of a State without a nation or a nation without a State, proposing to regard it as a source of hope. Taiwan, free of international recognition, can thus dance its unspoken trauma, myth and heritage, examine the notion of independence, and acknowledge its violence and unity.
Work description

Honor Guard
Public Movement, together with the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C., will hold a new weekly ceremonial performance of national pride taking place at the entrance to the Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei. Throughout the duration of the Asian Art Biennial, Public Movement will join the Veteran Honor Guard in presenting a new State choreography, inviting spectators to pay respect to Taiwan's past, present and future and to the beauty of order.
The Elaborate choreographies of the Honor Guard at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall attract tourists from China and international visitors. The action Honor Guard celebrates this unique liminal moment of a State without a nation or a nation without a State, proposing to regard it as a source of hope. Taiwan, free of international recognition, can thus dance its unspoken trauma, myth and heritage, examine the notion of independence, and acknowledge its violence and unity.
The new Public Movement choreography salutes the divided national identity of Taiwan and upholds the glory of ambivalent historical narratives.

Choreography: Public Movement
Participants: The Association of the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C. Military
Location: National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (at the bottom of the steps)
First announcement at 11:00 on Oct. 4. 
Time: 16:30-17:10 on Oct.7, Oct.14, Oct.21, Oct. 28, Nov.4, Nov. 18, Dec.1, Dec.8, Dec.15, 2013, Jan. 5, 2014
Public Movement delegation to Taiwan: Dana Yahalomi and Hagar Ophir October 3, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Honor Guard will be performed by The Association of the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C. Military between 16:30-17:10 on the dates indicated above, coinciding with the flag-lowering ceremony and the last session of the changing of guard at the CKS Memorial Hall.


The new Public Movement choreography salutes the divided national identity of Taiwan and upholds the glory of ambivalent historical narratives.

Choreography: Public Movement
Participants: The Association of the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C. Military
Location: National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (at the bottom of the steps)
First announcement at 11:00 on Oct. 4.
Time: 16:30-17:10 on Oct.7, Oct.14, Oct.21, Oct. 28, Nov.4, Nov. 18, Dec.1, Dec.8, Dec.15, 2013, Jan. 5, 2014
Public Movement delegation to Taiwan: Dana Yahalomi and Hagar Ophir October 3, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Honor Guard will be performed by The Association of the Veterans Honor Guard of R.O.C. Military between 16:30-17:10 on the dates indicated above, coinciding with the flag-lowering ceremony and the last session of the changing of guard at the CKS Memorial Hall.
Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist

Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist
Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist

Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist
Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist

Public Movement, Honor Guard, 2013, Video/Performance, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist