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
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
unfortunately in Hungarian only
Berecz Zsuzsa írása
megjelent a JAK Színház és társadalom című kötetében
Balint Monika Pneuma szovjav2
The 20 Forint Operetta (inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s Dreigroschenoper) is a joint project of the Hungarian Pneuma Szöv. artist group and the German performance group Mobile Albania, in which a common space, a living open society of trust and cooperation is being created by artists, activists, „street experts” and inhabitants of Budapest. The paper presents an analysis of this long term art project based on participatory observations, articles, and interviews with the initiators of the project. The analysis of the 20 Forint Operetta discusses three possible interpretations of participation as it relates to participatory artwork – the three dimensions of participation.
“..the actions developed highlight how the public space is constructed from the private and domestic domain each of us has. As a result, the intervention embraces relatedness as the suitable strategy to subvert fixed boundaries. The project works as a meeting point where differences and personal stories are included. At the same time, through the connection among different artistic disciplines, they create an environment that disrupts fixed definitions of subject/object (ie. statue of Mokus Maxi); or temporal frameworks (connecting past and present through the stories and lyrics written). Moreover, they emphasize another sort of communication that involves body, music and arts. In doing so, the participants not only transgress the binary mind/body, but they also highlight how the process is the solution itself rather than final illuminated endings.”