tranzit. hu at the Bánkitó Festival 2015

dominika trapp participates for the fifth time at the Bánkitó (Lake Bánk) Festival, a unique summer festival located in Northern Hungary, which was initiated by the Jewish youth organization Marom Club Association. This year, invited the Csakoda artist group to realize a project at the Festival.

Locals are the priority target group of socially-engaged art projects. They address and include them, make them co-authors, in the name of solidarity. In participatory art actions, however, the locals—as cultural others—are often instrumentalized for the realization of the project; thus, the difference to be abolished between us and them is only augmented. The Csakoda group, invited by tranzit. hu, has been traveling through the small settlements of Hungary since 2011, in order to expand the discourses of contemporary art also to those communities who are frequently excluded from them. The Local Service project revolves around the concept of locality as well as the analysis of the meanings of the term “locals.” The group chose Bánk’s deserted railway station as the project’s venue, the spaces of which they will construct along the lines of waiting rooms and common internet/multi-media areas located at various railway stations they themselves visited. The venue can be accessed during the festival by a draisine driven by the artist group. The railway station will be open during the festival daily from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Csakoda Group: Local Service

Time: July 16-18, 2015
Venue: Bánkitó Festival, Lake Bánk


Photo by Dominika Trapp