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Tibor Hajas Self-Fashion Show 1976, film still. Courtesy Hungarian National Film Archive

Discover the dynamic dialogues artists created between their films and their work in photography, performance, painting and drawing

This is the second screening in the Dóra Maurer and the Béla Balázs Studio film series. It surveys the ways that artists working in and around Budapest’s former Béla Balázs Studio (BBS) integrated film into their wider artistic practice. It includes works by artists Ákos Birkás, Tibor Hajas, Dóra Maurer, Ágnes Háy and Péter Legéndy. These artists formed part of the neo-avant-garde scene that emerged in Hungary in the mid-1960s. This programme considers the ways in which they expanded the key ideas and methods in their practice through filmmaking.


Ákos Birkás Reflection [Hungary] 1976, 35mm, colour, sound, 5 min
Tibor Hajas, Self-Fashion Show [Hungary] 1976, 35mm, black and white, sound, 15 min, Hungarian with English subtitles
Dóra Maurer, Space Painting, Project Buchberg [Hungary] 1982–3, Super 8 transferred to 16mm, colour, sound, 30 min, German with English subtitles
Ágnes Háy Hamburg [Germany] 1982, 16mm transferred to digital, black and white, sound, 6 min
Péter Legéndy, Misconception [Hungary] 1984, 35mm, colour, sound, 12 min

Film still of three people standing

Ágnes Háy Hamburg 1982, film still. Courtesy the artist

Still of Dóra Maurer abstract art

Dóra Maurer Space Painting, Project Buchberg 1982–3, film still. Courtesy the artist and Vintage Galéria, Budapest. Still photography: Ferenc Eln

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Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

18 January 2020 at 17.00–18.30



£7 Concessions

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A ticket package for both screenings in the Dóra Maurer and the Béla Balázs Studio series is available for £14 / £10 concessions. Please visit a ticket desk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888