Festival for the preservation of the documents of underground art

1–2 October, 2005, GÖDÖR KLUB, Budapest

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Both days from 4 pm exhibition, installation from the archive and collections of Artpool in the frame of the BEN TER (BEN vauTiER): signpost notices of the Lisz Ferenc Square (1993–2002), documents and works from the Balatonboglár Chapel Studio, art posters from the 1970s and 1980s, screenings (Infermental III. video-magazine, performance videos, fluxus videos), Flux Ping Pong and other conceptual reconstructions.

1 October (Saturday)

4:30 pm – Press conference on the future of the Artpool Art Research Center that became uncertain due to the lack of financial support for its operation. With the closing of Artpool the only research place of the progressive Hungarian underground culture from the early 1970s till today could have disappeared. The publications, manuscripts, photos, sound and video material as well as art documents could become inaccessible for decades.

[press release]

5 pmÓpetri - excerpts from György Petri’s poetry evening, originally presented in the Young Artists’ Club in 1984, read by Péter Vallai.

5:30 pm – Screened Artpool documents: Miklós Erdély reading his “On my awards”, “Studies in the Theory of Identification”, “My Golden Fascists”

6 pm – Symposium about the underground art of the 1970s and 1980s, its international context and significance, its research and the possibilities of its preservation

Participants (from the left): Ferenc Hammer, Gábor Klaniczay, Judit Geskó, Péter György (moderator), Gyula Pauer, Géza Perneczky, Endre Szkárosi. Contribution by Péter Fuchs [document]

8 pmJenő Balaskó reads his poems "Miért nem szép Iposteguy agyveleje?" and "Danavox"

8:30 pmSound poetry performance by Endre Szkárosi "Fögdä-dö", Hyperpunk 1981-2006

9 pm – Screened Artpool document: Miklós Erdély: In Memory of the Council of Chalcedon. Lecture on the exhibition.

9:30 pm – Screened Artpool document: Culture/Galántai/Hill (Kultúr/Galántai/Domb), film in memory of the Balatonboglár Chapel Studio, including the Dream of Gergely Molnár (directed by György Galántai, MTV, V. Stúdió, Fríz Produceri Iroda, 1992)

10 pm – Gig of the band “Lopunk” [We steal] – authentic punk songs and some surprise

11:30 pm – Sicratmen gig

1 am – DJ Joé (underground musics of the 1980s)

2 October (Sunday)

5 pm – Screened Artpool document: Visit of Ben Vautier in Budapest in 1993.

6 pmTexts of Tibor Hajas and Gergely Molnár, read by Györgyi Kari and
Symposium about the underground art of the 1970s and 1980s (2nd part)

Participants from the left: Péter Molnár, Vera Baksa-Soós, Péter Halász, Ágnes Bárdos Deák (moderator), Tamás Szőnyei, Péter Müller Sziámi [document]

7:30 pmPoems of István Eörsi read by Hobo and István Márta – originally presented in the Szkéné in 1983.

8:30 pm – Spions, URH, Kontroll and Bizottság songs (performed by: Peter Ogi, Mihály Vig, Péter Müller Sziámi, Ági Bárdos Deák, Csaba Hajnóczi, Zoli Farkas, János Újvári, Karcsi Lehoczki, István ef Zámbó) [document]

Spions: Dream of Anne Frank – performed by: János Gasner, Mihály Vig (songs) and Peter Ogi

ef Zámbó Happy Band is playing Bizottság songs

10 pm – Closing party: concert by Balaton

Artpool and the event were supported by Gödör Klub and by the performing artists

media partner: Klubrádió

Organizers: Ági Bárdos Deák (programme coordinator) and Júlia Klaniczay (Artpool)
Exhibition concept: György Galántai