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.