Roma Visual Lab
At first sight it might seem strange but justifiable to call those documentary movies ghost movies, which are made in the past but have their actual meaning as if made in the present. These ghost movies are not speaking for themselves, and it is important to render a professional commentary to make both their past and actual meaning understandable.
The “Expanded spaces” performance took place in the Roma Parliament, Budapest, on 13 December 2013, in the collaboration of Roma Visual Lab and Independent Theatre. In the performance, the actors of the Independent Theatre made those old and less old documentary films actual, which are about the situation of Hungarian Roma people, and in this way, using the tools of absurd political theatre, transformed these documentaries into “expanded cinema”. The actual situation and the movies of the past were shown like in mirrors, and commentaries for each other. The visual record of this event will be screened in the program of Roma Visual Lab, on 8 April 2015.
Creating communities and strenghtening identities using theatrical tools. Independent Theatre: Expanded spaces – Sebestyén Kodolányi: Intersections I.
8 April 2015, 6 pm
DocuArt Mozi, Ráday u. 18. Budapest
Photo: © Kodolányi, Roma Parliament, 13 December 2013