After Berlin, London, Rome, Venice, Belgrade, and Singapore, on Friday 21st November Something Human’s nomadic project MOVE W IT H (OUT) visits Budapest as part of a series of photography-related events organised by FFS, Studio of Young Photographers Hungary, in November and December 2014.
MOVE W I T H (OUT) is a travelling project, curated by Something Human, that questions the notions of “home”. Addressing an increasingly unstable global economic landscape, the exhibition and site specific live art intervention explores the ambivalent relationships between the interior and the exterior that plays out over issues such as identity, borders and migration, belonging and longing, and the tensions of navigating between the different spheres.
I see my practice as a constant battle against the impossibility of reaching ‘presence’. For years I have been trying hard to bridge photography and performance, and everyday I live the illusion of having fulfilled my ambition. In the core of my practice lies an exchange; between myself and another artist, between the work and the viewer. […] Can art be a relationship? — Manuel Vason
In collaboration with artist Zsuzsa Bakonyi, MOVE W I T H (OUT) Budapest – 4/6, presents a performative urban live art intervention using the photographic transactional gesture, following the route of the titular “4/6” Tramway.
Drawing upon her practice as street photographer and documenting Budapest from 2009 – 2011, resulting in the intimate photographic series “Listen to Budapest”, Zsuzsa borrows the intimate transaction between photographer and subject and utilizes it at the heart of her public performance.
Intercepting way-goers along the 4/6, she stops them to take their photograph, using an instant-print photo system and then writing the narratives of their journeys on the image, transforming a fugacious encounter into a material record. At times she imbues these encounters with fictional narratives in an attempt to connect disparate stories and lives in what she feels is the fragmented and conflicted social landscape of contemporary Hungary.
Zsuzsa then threads each image-and-text into an ever-increasing network montage of intersected wire and overlapping images, which she carries and wears. At the end of the one-day urban photographic live intervention, MOVE W I T H (OUT) Budapest – 4/6 will be displayed as an installation at FFS Open Project Space.
10:30 – 15:30: The City of Budapest
19:00 Presentation at FFS Open Project Space | 1065 Révay köz 2
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Zsuzsa Bakonyi la pogacia is a photographer, artist and connection-maker based in Budapest, Hungary. She works mainly with photography but experiments also with texts, installations and performance. Many of her documentary style photographic projects are born with the mission to raise awareness around socio-political questions. Alternatively her artistic practice investigates the various layers of personal identity. She sees the essential role of an artist as catalyst. She is in the leading committee of the Studio of Young Photographers Hungary, and is constantly initiating and collaborating in international projects (ex. Monumento L’Aquila common art project with artist Lavinia Tribiani and New Hungarian – a fieldwork exploring Hungarian identity in New York). She is currently mostly interested in experimenting with the connection of text and image. http://www.pogacia-photo.com
FFS, Studio of Young Photographers Hungary The Studio reunites young and talented photographers who work in the contemporary art field, and it is considered the most important organization for aspiring photography-based artists under the age of 35 in Hungary. With a long history dating back to 1977, the Studio has moved beyond its original primary mission of education, and has by now assumed a role of integration, facilitating coordination and discussion among different styles in photography and supporting the creation of new artworks. It aims to assist its members in finding their true artistic selves, and provides them _ guidance for launching their professional artistic careers. ffs.hu/english