Backgroound Image

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING – Mari & Marie’s Early Night Show

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.

Continue reading “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING – Mari & Marie’s Early Night Show”

The Air Factory (Lufthase)

No post found

20 forint operetta

No post found

PAPLAMENT

No post found

TV Free Europe soon starts!

We are happy to launch our collaborative TV Free Europe soon!

30 years after Radio Free Europe influenced and transmitted the Fall of the Iron Curtain, with partners from 5 countries we explore buried hopes and possibilities of freedom of speech today. TV Free Europe is a series of practical research formats and theatrical late night shows. Throughout the project a growing archive is being built up, out of personal accounts, objects, stories and misteries.

Partners to TV Free Europe:  KÖME- Association of Cultural Heritage Managers, University of Nova Gorica (SLO), Offenes Haus Oberwart (AT), UT Connewitz (DE), Festival Tårnby Torv (DK), Pneuma Vizuál and other local collaborators

The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union,  Allianz Kulturstiftung and the U.S. Embassy of Budapest 

TV Free Europe is looking for a project assistant!

—– details (in Hungarian) —-

A rendszerváltás 30. évfordulójához kötődő performatív művészeti és közéleti projekthez keresünk munkatársat.

A Pneuma Szöv. és a KÖME-Kulturális Örökség Menedzserek Egyesülete most induló “Szabad Európa Televízió”-ja keres munkatársat kommunikációs és asszisztensi feladatokhoz 2021 tavaszáig

A munkavégzés helye főleg Budapest
Jelentkezni 2019. szeptember 20-ig lehet az info@pneumaszov.org címen. 
Kezdés: 2019. október eleje

Continue reading “TV Free Europe is looking for a project assistant!”

Marie and Mari hiked with OHO-Offenes Haus Oberwart at the Iron Curtain

DE
Grenzerfahrungen – Diesseits und jenseits der ehemaligen Eisernen Grenze * Lesewanderung
Montag, 10. Juni 2019 13:00 Uhr

Lesewanderung am Pfingstmontag zum Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs 1989

Start: Geschichtenhaus Bildein

Involved Artists and Authors:
Konstanze Breitebner, Johanna Sebauer, Dominic Horinek, Konstantin Vlasich,
„Luftfabrik“ (Pneuma Szöv.ft. Mari und Marie – Zsuzsa Berecz, Csilla File, Sarah Günther, Csilla Hódi, Balázs Kellner, Luca Szabados)

—The cultural house OHO in Oberwart, Burgenland near to the Austro-Hungarian Border organised a hike with lectures and performance around the topic of the Fall of the Iron Curtain. Mari & Marie presented some of their ’89 memories in form of performative pictures and collected memory postcards about the participants memories.

MORE INFO (DE) ON THE PAGE OF OHO

Mari & Marie: Late Night Quiz – forever ’89! @Szabad Terek

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”4″ display=”basic_slideshow”]📯🎆
The tragicomical duo Mari & Marie is back from 1989 !!
With a spontaneous first “Late Night Quiz” they enriched  the opening weekend of the “Free Spaces” program, taking the public to the cult places of 1989.

report on Keret Blog (HU)

about the “FREE SPACES” network you can read more here

photos: Alli Ikonen

Happy Birthday Pneuma Szöv.!

We are 10 years old!

Pneuma Szöv. was founded in 2008 in Budapest with an air factory researching and responding to bad city air and growing concpiracies polluting politics and our lives. >>> See more about the air factory under Lufthase

Since 2012 we have been developing own media formats as artistic tools to create a public sphere.
A local newspaper called „The Eighth Sea”, nomadic radio-theatre performances that occupy radio stations for an evening hour, an ephemeral “chalk TV” on the asphalt to communicate about local issues, or a “Street Channel” as a series of public talk shows on the streets of Budapest.
Our media formats are answers or better questions to actual socio-political
processes in Hungary, but also a reaction on the current ways of representation in mainstream media that increases prejudices and gridlocked social barriers instead of tearing them down.

In the past years we have built up a heterogeneous network in the rapidly gentrifying 8th district of Budapest out of white middle class people, Roma kids & their parents, inmates of the homeless shelter houses, passers-by, local activists and artists. Between 2013 and 2015 we developed a translocal wandering media format called “Paplament” between Budapest and Leipzig with the German performance collective Mobile Albania.