The city of joy

September 29 – November 5, 2017

13.10- 31.10

Air Factory – Reclaim the Air!

installative performance

Venue: Heinrich udvar
Üllői út 32., 4th floor

Something's in the air. The atmosphere is getting worse, filled with transparent lies. We can't wait any longer! It’s time for a climate change!

In October 2017 an international art-conspiracy will be revealed and its dirty linen aired in public. A group of people have conspired to build a refreshingly industrial Air Factory in an empty office space on
Üllői street. The factory produces air to efficiently influence the atmosphere.

To finish our work, we still need lots of personal atmospheres and fears, so come and join us! The factory is not an air castle: it has already started to function. We already welcome helpers and volunteers, and we open our gates to a broader audience on the 13th of October.

If you would like to do something for more efficient social psycho-active methods, would like to improve the public endangerment or just to disappear into thin air, then come and visit us!

The Air Factory is an installative performance, a community-based home-experiment, art research, meeting point and knowledge-sharing center. Visitors of the factory can participate in the ongoing work of the factory, can get lost in the huge office-labyrinth or try cutting-life technologies. All visitors will get a breath of fresh air and insight into the real and only conspiracy, the rabbit-hole...

"Come as you are, vár a léggyár!"

Pneuma (πνεῦμα) - ancient Greek for "breath", “spirit”, “soul”

*Szöv. - short for co-op. cooperative, alliance, text, fabric, airloom

Pneuma Szöv.* / Mókusok is an artists co-op. Working mainly in Budapest since 2008, with collaborations and temporary exiles in Germany and around.
Known popularly as the Mókusok (Squirrels), Pneuma Szöv. has been building an open network in the 8th district of Budapest. In 2012 it was here that they built a giant Squirrel as an anti-discrimination weapon together with neighbours, activists, passers-by, homeless artists and many others. Pneuma’s art practice is based on common breathing. They launch processes which trouble the regimes of our daily lives and
re-enchanting what seems to be obvious and unchangeable. Their 3D radio performances, television shows chalked on asphalt, wandering Street Channel and political campaign with a squirrel mayor candidate (Mókus Maxi) evoke and play with a new kind of public sphere using eclectic media. Their postdramatic performances meld artistic research, social philosophy and urban studies with various forms of visual art, community and public art, free pedagogy concepts, activism and low-threshold social therapy.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut and a grant by Burning Man.

Thanks for their support to Művelődési Szint (Müszi), Glowing Bulbs / Kiégő Izzók and Magyar Anime Társaság

Partners: Gray Box , Láthatatlan Tanoda (Invisible School), Auróra Culture Centre, Zöld Pók

Member recruitment: ongoing from 29. September, 2017

Premier: 13. October (Friday) Other visiting hours: 14, 20, 21, 23 October (revolutionary opening), 27, 28, 31 October (HELLONYUL - End Party) Open between 19h and 22h (with arrival between 19h and 21h), or by appointment.

Participating artists: Ongoing Project; Pneuma Szöv.

By and with: Almási, Gergely (HU), Békefi, Róbert (HU), Berecz, Zsuzsa (HU), Bredán, Máté, Shawn Bodden (US), Borsos, Luca (HU), Csanalósi, Mária (HU), Fedor Nikolaevitch Drozdov (RU/HU), Carolin Eibel (DE), Esze, Dorka (HU), Günther Sarah (DE/HU), Hauer, Szilvia (HU), Hódi, Csilla (HU), Hussami, Péter (HU), Jécsai, László (HU), Kerpely, Adel (HU), Timo Koch (DE), Triada Kovalenko (DE/Ongoing Project), Lutz, Boglárka (HU), Magyari, Lilla (HU), Makra, Viktória (HU), Markos, Viktor (HU), Otávio Mattos (BR), Luiza Moraes (BR), Pintér, Luca (HU), Poór, Dorottya (HU), Lisa Schwalb (DE/Ongoing Project), Süttő, Anikó (HU), Szabados, Luca (HU), Szabó Veronika (HU), Isabel Val (ES) és te (INT)

Artistic director: Sarah GÜNTHER, Dramaturg: BERECZ Zsuzsa,Visual Design: SZABADOS Luca, Project coordination team: BERECZ Zsuzsa, Shawn BODDEN, BORSOS Luca, Sarah GÜNTHER, Triada KOVALENKO, MAGYARI Lilla, SZABADOS Luca

Coordinated by: Pneuma Szöv. / Mókusok

Related programs:

Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! – HELLONYUL – End party - 31.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! – Special Opening for the Revolution - 23.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! 2nd event - 14.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! 3rd event - 20.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! 4th event - 21.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! 6th event - 27.10 7:00 pm
Air Factory – Reclaim the Air! 7th event - 28.10 7:00 pm