New Budapest Gallery
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11–12., (Bálna Budapest)
5 December 2015 – 20 March 2016
Curator of the exhibition:
Anna BARNAFÖLDI | Ferenc GRÓF (Société Réaliste) | Judit KIS | Tamás KOMORÓCZKY | Dóra MAURER | Viktória MONHOR | Hajnal NÉMETH | Mária RIGÓ’s traditional filmmaking course – HUFA Intermedia (Rita FARKAS | Zsófia HORVÁTH | Ildikó HUSZÁR | Zsuzsa KEMÉNY | Antal KISS | Roland KORPONOVICS | Gábor KRISTÓF | Hajnalka TULISZ) | László László RÉVÉSZ | Zoltán SZEGEDY-MASZÁK – Márton FERNEZELYI | Tibor SZEMZŐ | Loránd SZÉCSÉNYI-NAGY | János SZIRTES | József SZOLNOKI | Csaba VÁNDOR | Tamás WALICZKY
4 December 2015 (Friday) 7 pm to 9:30 pm
7 pm Welcoming Speech by MIKLÓS PETERNÁK and TAMÁS TÖRÖK
7:30 pm Talking Room – This is Yerevan speaking An hour and a half long radio program broadcasted by a fictitious radio station during the exhibition opening of Timebase
7:30–9:15 pm Broadcast
8:15–8:30 pm Broadcast break and performance
A production of the Intermedia Department of HUFA. The content of the broadcast was created and edited by: MÓNIKA BIRKÁS, DÁVID DEMETER, DÁVID GUTEMA, GABRIELLA KAMONDI, NORBERT KATONA, GYULA KOVÁCS, DÁVID MIKULÁN, RIA PUSKÁS, KLÁRA SIMON, JILA SVICEVIC, DÁNIEL SZAPU, HAJNALKA ZSADÁNYI
The broadcast is the closing event of a workshop by the same title led by HAJNAL NÉMETH.
Participant: NIKOLAUS GERSZEWSKI
The space and sound installation is takes place in an interior designed for listening to the radio. The content of the broadcast was realized according to the following criteria: “Let’s invent the radio again in a new form. We are not planning a commercial or independent radio station, or an activist, or an oppositional, or a cultural or an alternative radio station. We are not thinking in terms of providing a service. We do not seek to establish a new radio station in the traditional sense, on the contrary, we would like to do it in a wholly unconventional manner, whether by editing or deconstructing some program or using a radio game or an anti-radio game, music and noise, live or recorded material.”
During the break, the audience can listen to Nikolaus Gerszewski’s work entitled Cycle for Portable Radios and Other Devices (2012–2015) in the installation space.
5 December 2015 (Saturday)
10 am to 1 pm Workshops
2:30 pm to 4 pm Award ceremony of the 2015 competition
4:30 pm Opening speech: Dr DOMINIK LANDWEHR (Migros-Kulturprozent, Zürich)
An exhibition organized by C³ Centre for Culture and Communication Foundation and the Budapest Gallery.
“Time-Base Corrector” was an indispensable unit in video technology. It stabilized electronic signals that were susceptible to fragmentation and corrected possible errors in synchronization, sound and picture, thereby making the message visible and audible in high quality to viewers. By now, this tool, which is unnecessary in the digital world, has disappeared – before ever having been given a proper term in Hungarian.
The “Time Based Art” category is also a product of this period when analogue gave way to digital. It was introduced as an inclusive designation of works which make different demands on the viewer’s time than paintings, sculptures, prints and buildings. While in the cases of the latter, the amount of time devoted to the contemplation of a work depends on the viewer, in the case of time-based works – often referred to as media art – a fundamental stipulation of the process of reception is that the viewer dedicate a determined amount of time (his/her own personal time) during which s/he ponders the work, listens to it, and watches it in full. Music, theatre, film, radio and television are all time-based works, as are interactive multimedia works, virtual realities, augmented realities, computer games and works created on the Internet.
The core of the works is a selection of compositions that were created over the past five years (2010–2015). Alongside so-called “single-channel” video works, installations and, offering a kind of archival perspective, earlier works and compilations provide a survey of the current state of affairs and insights into the background of these transformations.
A special part of the exhibition, the <19 Freestyle Computer Competition, interprets digital culture in a broader sense, offering visitors glimpses of the diversity of creative computer usage by the youngest generation (anyone under the age of 19), in some cases independent from art.
Each individual ticket can be used for two visits.
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A life to see, 2012
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Anna Barnaföldi – Zsófia Horváth
Milksoup – Alphaville, 2014
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Timing, 1973 / 1980
Publisher: SUMUS Wien-Budapest
Cinematographer: János Gulyás, Károly Stocker
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Danger Music #17, 2014
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Video: Zoltán Balla, special thanks / István Hollós, Balázs Tóth
Crash – Passive Interview, 2011
experimental operatic film in 12 acts
re-edited version: 72 mins
Full HD, stereo
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We’d Laugh Together, Fool Around and Go Swimming – Dr. Kafka’s Last Smile, 2014
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PRO / CONTRA, 2013–2015
Selected video performances
‘PRO’ No. 125 MEZŐSZEMERE
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Courtesy of Hungarian State Television (MTVA)
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one channel video installation