5 P.M. , FRIDAY , 8 MAY
OUR GUEST MISKOLC
PERFORMERS TÍMEA TAKÁCS (dance) and PÉTER CZAKÓ (saxophone), TIBOR VASS (poet) and the SPN KRÚ (Attila Berka and Zsolt Székelyhidi)
TÍMEA TAKÁCS – PÉTER CZAKÓ: SEARCHING FOR OUR PATH
CONTEMPORARY DANCE IMPROVISATION
“Learning about the world is interesting, useful, beautifying, terrifying or instructive, learning about ourselves is the greatest journey, the most threatening discovery, the most instructive encounter.” (Sándor Márai) Life is on a continual move, everything changes in each hour.We ourselves change as well. Meanwhile we stand the ground, break out yearning for happiness in a way that the external world continuously influences us. There is an infinite number of possibilities, roads waiting for us… a door opens and there inside is a newWorld where play,music andmovement togethermeet each other…
TÍMEA TAKÁCS (Miskolc, 1986) “Since I was seven years old my life has been about movement. I learnedmany different types of dances – folk dance, social dance, classical ballet, rock and roll, jazz dance, hip hop, twirling, contemporary dance,modern dance – and I keep learning up to this day.” Between 2007 and 2009 she attended theatre dance studies courses at the S.P.I.C. Art Lyceumat Miskolc. She graduated fromthe Hungarian Dance Academy in 2012 as a dance artist and coach. Since that time she has worked with the Association of Ideas Collected Art Company, the Szinva Valley Folk Dance Group, the Gangaray Dance Company, the Street Art Project Performances, with Zsuzsa Jónás. She performed on stage at the Radnóti Theatre, Budapest.
PÉTER CZAKÓ (Miskolc, 1960) He graduated from the Music Academy at Miskolc as a clarinet artist, then in 2010 he finished his classical saxophone studies as a performer. He is member of the Miskolc Symphonic Orchestra and teaches clarinet and jazz saxophone. He plays different types of music from jazz to rock in various formations.
claxotonquartet.hu, www.vagabanda.hu I mso.hu/hu/zenekar/zenekari-tagok#klarinet
PERFORMANCE BY TIBOR VASS AND THE SPN KRÚ (ATTILA BERKA, ZSOLT SZÉKELYHIDI) : NEITHER AND NOHOW, NON-SI ZE AND FROM NOWHERE ( THE PEST CASE OF BIBIN THE GREAT WITH THE CIRCUS RIDER)
This year Tibor Vass staged his volume entitled The Great Bibin (poems, electrographies, Spanish Flue edition, Hernádkak, 2014) at various exhibitions where he also introduced the volume. Meanwhile he began writing his new cycle of poetry entitled The Great Bibin and the Circus Rider (Nagy Bibin és a mûlovarnõ), so the performance entitled Neither and Nohow, Non-size and From Nowhere (Semelyik és semhogyan, semekkora, semhonnan) – where the SPN Krú (Attila Berka, Zsolt Székelyhidi) being inspired by the pieces in The Great Bibin meet the texts of the new cycle written by Vass inside the building of the Mûcsarnok (Kunsthalle, Budapest) – as if the two “Bibin-cases” would serve a loose connection: on the one hand they present individual creative work processes, on the other hand they model a community “Spanish Flu” workshop, a special cooperation.
The play area of the performance – that aremarked by black canvasmosaic slightly touching each other here and there – partly evokes the environment in whose neighborhood the Great Bibin texts are born (the author works not further than tenmeters froma chicken cage /chicken arts center/ which is, for him, a symbolic play area /its wooden structure and roof tiles of the annexed building were taken from his old summer cottage, its iron structure was financed from the Attila József prize/ mapping out the living space of reality, and the reality of living space. Between re-used trash, re-brained, chicken-minded junk lives he is obliged to decide about the life and death of his favorite house pets; one of his eye cries, the other laughs. The two videos running at the background of the exhibition evokes these eyes as well, one of them is the neither and nohow, the other is the non-size and from nowhere, stages of the death of a chicken (plucking, segmenting, etc), and the morning awakening of the chicken arts center is seen. A boring, uneventful life, a boring, uneventful death. Two types of perspectives: which one is more? Life? Or death? And finally it is announced: “They are the same number since there cannot be more deaths than births.” During this performance there is live music, noise and readings. The electronic keyboards attached to the bicycle – as if being the tamed horse of the circus rider – in themselves have an effect as if they were some kind of circus performances not simply beautiful beyond belief. The performers who are performing their own texts are alteregos of each other, sometimes the assistants performing word and sentence shows with the circus rider’s (in Tibor Vass’ works it is the phonetic rewriting of the word as its French translation: equestrienne) tamed horse. Their various clothing offers several types of interpretation from being a music clown, or disco king to the worker cleaning the chicken cages and horse stable. Their requisites (for instance their ‘my little ponies’) switching roles, also suggest how an external, circus environment may influence the Hernádkak milieu, and what and how it can insert into the Pest case comedies, into the inner “ready-circus” of the I. Everyone can use the circus rider at his own responsibility.
TIBOR VASS (Miskolc, 1968) poet, artist, from2004 he is the founder-editor of the Spanyolnátha (Spanish Flu ) art periodical. In 2006 he was the founder of the Spanish Flu International Parcel Art Biennale (Spanyolnátha Nemzetközi Küldeménymûvészeti Biennále), in 2009 the Spanish Flu Book series, in 2010 the Spanish Flu International Mail Art Colony working at Hernádkak. He received several prizes: Kassák Prize (1995), Lõrinc Szabó prize (2003), Attila József prize (2009). His latest volumes include: How Much is No Nothing (Mennyi semenni, poems, Spanish Flu edition, 2012), Selected Poems (Legszebb versei, AB-Art, Bratislava, 2014), The Great Bibin (poems, electrographies, Spanish Flue edition, 2014). His latest exposition in 2015 was Here and There,With This and That Title, This Time and That Time (OttóHermannMuseum–Miskolc Galery, Feledy-House); To Here and There, From This and That, to This and That (Galery of Hungarian Electrographic Company, Budapest); FromHere and There, Fromthis Point and That Point, to This Point and That Point (Nyíregyháza College).
SPN KRÚ (Attila Berka and Zsolt Székelyhidi) was formed by the editors of the Spanish Flu Periodical. By their performances they evoked great Hungarian artists such as Attila József, Miklós Erdély, Lõrinc Szabó, Milán Füst, Miklós Radnóti; among their recurring themes we may find the labyrinth, space, vampires, zombies, magic, blues and music in general. They performed at theWriters’ Book Store in Budapest, atMÜSZI, at RohamBar, at theMerlin Theatre, at Trafó, at the MET Galery, at the VOLT festival of Sopron, at the CAMPUS festival at Debrecen, at the Debrecen Zoo, at the book festivals of Budapest, Gyõr, Miskolc, Szeged, Szekszárd, at the Eger Teacher Training College, at the International Poetry Festival at Craiovai Eminescu. From 2008 they have been returning performers at the Spanish Flu Garden Festival of “At Your Wish (Önök kerték Spanyolnátha Kertfesztivál) at Hernádkak. I www.spanyolnatha.hu