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