tranzit.hu at Lake Bánk Festival
4-6 August 2011, Bánk, Hungary
Opening: 5 August 2011, 6-7 pm
2 exhibitions of Tímea Oravecz, Lilla Khoór in collaboration with Will Potter, organised by Marom Hungary and tranzit.hu
Lake Bánk Summer Camp was a private summer camp which was held by the liberal pedagogue Eszter Leveleki from the 1930ies throughout the late 1970ies in Bánk, a multilingual countryside village near the Slovak border with strong liberal traditions. Among the children participating in the camps were Holocaust survivors, orphans and children who should be saved from political intervention. Many of the participants of Leveleki’s summer camps later became prominent cultural figures in Hungary.
Marom Club Association is a Jewish cultural NGO which provides platforms for different cultural backgrounds, socially sensitive groups and urban alternative scenes. In the summer, the Budapest alternative scene goes to Bánk, so does tranzit.hu with two site-specific projects. In the framework of the collaboration with Marom, tranzit.hu invited Lilla Khoór and Tímea Oravecz to participate in the festival exhibition. Lilla Khoór is an artist with a feminist perspective, a so-called research artist, who starts to explore a theme, and creates artwork by using and altering scientific methodology. Tímea Oravecz finds her field of interest not through science, but based on her own existence. The strength of her work is precisely in her personal tone, in the conscious choice of showing the vulnerability of her own social class as the basis of her art work. The presented projects deal with “national” and “cosmopolitan” identities, personal and collective tradition.
Photo: Tímea Oravecz, CONTAINER, 2010. Video double screen, 18:42 min.