ACCA In The City

Words: Sam MatherPhoto: Melbourne Fringe

public movement ACCA MAC

What: ACCA In The City, public performance art.

Where: Melbourne City Square, 67 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

When: 5pm 21 – 27 September, 2015.

Who: ACCA and Tel Aviv-based group Public Movement

Why: ACCA In The City is a series of uncanny performances and this particular performance by Public Movement is no exception.  City Square is transformed into a mock battle ground for a series of military style drills to be performed by five well-trained performers.  The performance is interesting yet grueling, and every unsuspecting onlooker is well intrigued by the state of affairs at City Square, seeing as the performance starts and ends seamlessly with no formal introduction or explanation.