"in action!"
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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.
More: (invitation 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 history.

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 of people.

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.