Event


Brücke Zwei: Toi Toi Projektraum

The idea of the Toi Toi Projektraum came after a talk about the projektraums in Berlin and Budapest. In Budapest their spread is just starting and expected to grow in the near future. These are such type of common spaces where creative activities can take place, and serve as a venue for other cultural events as openings, lectures, performances or happenings.

Venue: near Ploubuter Park

1137 Budapest, embankment Újpest

Opening:  április 24. 10.00,

The idea of the Toi Toi Projektraum came after a talk about the projektraums in Berlin and Budapest. In Budapest their  spread is just starting and expected to grow in the near future. These are such type of common spaces where creative activities can take place, and serve as a venue for other cultural events as openings, lectures, performances or happenings.

We would like to exhibit one or more Toi Tois as projektraums. We will put a projektraum sticker instead of the I love Toi Toi one. The toilet paper will be an endless catalogue and after the interactive printing process, it can be taken away or thrown into the devastating blue liquid. As we speak about Toi toi toilets, they are movable and can be set up in different points of the city. They can be used as their function. If the occasion arises they can be the official toilets of the OFF-Biennale Budapest.

After Zizek’s speech about the toilets we can feel free to make connections between the form of the toilet and the structure of the society. The dream of the Toi Toi designers was a democratic, community builder, gender and race equal toilet, that can be used by all social classes. This dream more or less came true with an ambivalent result. It is hyper modern and folk at the same time. One can feel itself at the NASA as well as in a prehistoric latrine. It is like a squat-toilet spaceship.

The toilets were great place to start at the past also. The basic thought of reformation was conceived in a privy in Wittenberg: the salvation lies in the private belief. The visitor may not be glorified but a Toi Toi can be a salvation in some cases.

A hidden meaning of Toi Toi echoing the objective of the OFF-Biennále Budapest. Its a protesting form when a group of people, sometimes even hundreds or thousands, do a combination of singing, dancing and chanting to express unhappiness about a particular subject. In the southern part of Africa, when people are unhappy about something, usually something regarding the government, a group of people feeling strongly about the cause will organize a toi toi and take out to the streets. These events usually get a lot of media attention.

This is how a toi toi can be a perfect symbol and indispensable element of a grass-root initiation.

 

Participating artists: Brücke Zwei – Felsmann István, Fisher Judit és Zalavári András

Felsmann István (1985, Budapest)

http://www.istvanfelsmann.com/

Zalavári András (1986, Székesfehérvár)

http://www.andraszalavari.com/

Fischer Judit (1981, Zalaegerszeg)

www.fischerjudit.com