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The Spectacular Society warmly invites you to its political game evenings!
2 and 30 October, 2022, Gólya, Budapest
🥣 Constant supply: capitalist society of spectacle
🍳 Menu of the day: lazy karaoke, mindfucks, shredded sloth
🍟 Who is it for?
Anyone who can spare a little time for laziness.
Anyone who’s under pressure at work.
Anyone who isn’t afraid to put on the glasses we give them (and open their eyes while they’re at it).
Who doesn’t want to spend Sunday evening alone, but not very active either.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/652034569585675
Have a look at the essay by Pneuma’s co-founders Zsuzsa Berecz and Sarah on Pneuma Szöv.’s art and activism. They present a set of tarot cards in Mezosfera‘s issue on Art ‘After’ Activism.
Ravishing tarot design by Dorottya Poór, Luca Szabados and Sarah Günther
This spring we have been working on a series of workshops based on the situationist Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle. In this book, Debord decribes with unwavering rigorosity and poetical richness the nature of capital that has gotten to a state of accumulation so that it became “spectacle”. By using the word spectacle Debord describes the commodification of all aspects of human life, including love and the most intimate relationships to an extent when illusion becomes the real and the real is only a moment within the illusion.
Starting from chapters of The Society of the Spectacle we set out to find our own relationships to the spectacle. We used different practices, many of them public space observations, some kind of a dérive in the city (as situationists called this kind of method of psychogeography).
From April 29 on we are organising open soirées to share with others the practices used during the workshop.
See the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4653022051470467/4660771084028897
TV Free Europe was presented at Ars Electronica, one of the largest intermedia, new media, digital-cultural, contemporary media and research festivals in the world.
𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗔 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
𝗔 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗹8.–12. SEPTEMBER 2021TV Free Europe / Studio Nova Gorica (University NG, School of Arts – Akademija umetnosti Univerza v Novi Gorici) was presented at the “Gardens” section.
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Continue reading “TV Free Europe at Ars Electronica”
An MA thesis by Maggie Sava about two Hungarian artist groups: Pneuma Szöv. and Borsos Lőrinc.
You can download it here.
Made in the frame of: MA Contemporary Art Theory Dissertation, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dissertation Tutor: Dr. Janna Graham
Submission Date: 03 September 2019
TV Free Europe is a collaborative experimental Tele- and Theatre Vision, started in 2019, 30 years after the Fall of the Wall. It is the joint work of seven local studios from 5 countries. An artistic research about TV, with performance, public art, university classes, street interventions, life. A thinking about being free artists. Wanna know more? Listen to your inner David:
September 12 | Border opening event with live transmission from Studio Oberwart (AT)
October 2020 – March 2021 | Winter is coming – stay tuned for programs coming up
April – June 2021 | TV Free Europe goes live in the local studios
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Our TV IN PROGRESS has been launched!
A TV in progress, with plenty of absurdity and inspiration, and lots of fishes for a meditation break.
If you are bored of livestreamings, tired of online cultural products and all the framed information,
We planned it to be a series of LIVE EVENTS, but now we decided to put it all back into the box of a classical TV. Later we will break out of it again!
1989 – the year when the Iron Curtain fell. Borders dissolved. Hope was in the air. What is today in the air? Thinking about freedom, what did happen to that promise? And what is freedom anyway?
We are looking for freedom: being a “free” artist on the “free” market? Everybody an agent: not for Stasi but for themselves as a product? Creating art that channels between us – not exactly Radio Free Europe but in an enhanced way: TV Free Europe!
TV Free Europe is a mix of theatre, performance, public art, university classes, street interventions, life, thinking about own work structures, video art and first of all: artistic research. On the way, inspiring sites and stories connected to 1989 are being revisited. What about forgotten East underground culture? What about free media trials and new forms of communities during the -so called- system change? What can be used from them today?
Europe’s borders today seem to be as tight as the pixel system on the screens. Where to escape through the fence and where are we going?
TV Free Europe is a medium that asks questions and tries in itself to create worthwhile living and working structures. It includes open process and failure. It sends messages from the future and broadcasts the past live now in your personal TV. Everybody is their own, individual TV. We happily dig out our old clichés about TV living rooms and create a common “TV” making and “TV” watching -> The Network -> the (former) mainstream media clashes with our nowadays imaginations and realities.
Fail the system and follow the wild.
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TV Free Europe was initiated by the budapest-based artist co-op Pneuma Szöv. and KÖME – Association of Cultural Heritage Managers.
Budapest, Szombathely (HU), Leipzig (DE), Tårnby Torv – Copenhagen (DK), Oberwart (AT), Nova Gorica (SLO) and on air
Pneuma Szöv., KÖME – Association of Cultural Heritage Managers, OHO – Offenes Haus Oberwart (AT), University Nova Gorica (SL), UT Connewitz (Leipzig / DE), Tårnby Park Studio (DK), Pneuma Vizuál, BOHÉM Klub, ELTE Savaria University Centre – Department of Visual Arts, Szombathely Arts High School
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, with the support of Allianz Kulturstiftung and the U.S. Embassy of Budapest
Mari @ Marie’s Early Night Show @TRIP Ship Budapest | 5 October, 2019
The show happened in the context of our European Democracy Network and was co-organised with KÖME – Kulturális Örökség Menedzserek Egyesülete
One of the main demands of active citizens in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 80s was the right for information and a democratic public sphere. In 2019 we face a narrowing public sphere with increasing restrictions on the freedom of press, assembly and expression in many European countries and beyond. More and more moments emerge reminiscent of the “velvet prison” as writer, politician and human rights advocate Miklós Haraszti called the late Kádár regime.
Greetings from the future of 1989, feel the wind of CHANGE!
Hungarian Mari and East-German refugee Marie, two young journalists, are time travelling from 1989 to 2019 to host today’s talk show. Join them for an interactive conversation with performative elements around shrinking civic spaces and civic actors’ legitimacy, reputation and freedom fundamentally being challenged. Together, we want to explore how civic spaces are being restricted in European and neighbouring countries; what are the similarities and differences across Europe; how we as civil society can stand in solidarity with each other and learn from each others‘ reactions and actions against these threatening tendencies in our specific local contexts.