The printed issue can be ordered by Trafo
Around 50 people from Budapest were
invited to participate in the project. Each person was given one word.
Each WORD being an ACTION, i.e. the word "contradict" is taken
in context of "to contradict", each word is a thing that can
be or should be done. The word be a starting point for a new idea, a proposal
for a new work. The submission could also be developed collectively. The
time span required for doing this submission was short and the texts are
done almost on an impulse.
to artists and the word pairs)
The project aims to produce a set of ideas, that can be used, reveiling
motivation, interests and strategies behind art production and how this
connects to the world around the producers.
This project express and
is connected to the general interest of Sparwasser HQ, whose every day
practise take interest in the interface between artistic research and
art production and between the art work and how it relates to and communicates
with an audience.
Sparwasser HQ calls for a work that reveals and celebrates the past, present
and possible future of Budapest. We did not ask the partipants to describe
Budapest, not necessary to relate to the physicality or local place, but
rather describe what relates to peoples own individual and distinctive
But the main aim is that
Sparwasser HQ would like to get to know the artists, curators and other
cultural producers in Budapest as fast as possible. Sparwasser HQ wants
to integrate and introduce these people to Sparwasser HQ's own network
People involved so far:
Tamás St. Auby, Miklós Erhardt , Little Warsaw, János
Sugár, Lilla Khoór, Katarina Sevic, Monica Wucher, Lívia
Páldi, Edit Molnár, Andreas Fogarasi, Reinigungsgesellschaft,
Adele Eizenstein, Ferenc Gróf, Tamás Oszvald, Nikolett Erss,
Szacsva y Pál, Lise Harlev, Sophie Dodelin, Endre Koronczi, Attila
Nemes, Jean-Baptiste Naudy del Fat, Tibor Várnagy, Will Potter,
Attila Menesi, Christoph Rauch, Szabolcs Kisspál, Balázs
Beöthy, Alexander Schikowski, Eszter Bircsák, Péter
Szabó, Lise Nellemann, Heman Chong and more to come.