concept and direction: Ginger Krebs and Sara Zalek
videography and editing: Eugene Park
performed as part of the "Out of Site" series in Chicago, 2014, by Geoffrey Guy, Jose Hernandez, Ginger Krebs, Adam Paul, Jon Poindexter, Aurora Tabar and Sara Zalek
“Resolve To Be Ready” was inspired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s campaign of the same name. At a traffic island in Wicker Park, we conduct a series of drills designed to build stamina, hone communication skills, and demonstrate readiness for the physical and emotional rigors of catastrophe.
We were interested in cooperative action and genuine tenderness in a public setting, and at the same time deeply skeptical of “disaster preparedness” as a public relations scheme that uses the guise of individual "empowerment" to direct scrutiny away from the policy decisions that endanger us in the first place.