19.30 - FuturoGunk Colloquium / Videos (Dustin Breitling, KAJET, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, Ráhel Molnár)

Saturday 9 October 2021

    1. Anyahajó // Mothership (10.07 min, dir. János Brückner, 2020). An African-American artist from the Pacific Northwest explores a movement in Hungary by the help of several local conspirators. A journey through a busy postmodern spaceship, the heart chakra of the world and the Temple of Hungarian Holy Land reveals the hidden connection between Afro- and Hungarofuturism, showing a possible future of reclaiming ancient heritage.

   2. Fabrica Seduction (5.47 min, 2021) is an ultra-radical mindset and manifestation coaching service founded by Ráhel Anna Molnár in 2021, in her residency at the Brno House of Arts.

video/sound: Endre Cserna, text: Ráhel Anna Molnár

   3. Czas nieutracony/Čas není ztracen/время не потеряно/Time Not Lost (27.00 min, 2021). A skeleton Space Crew leaves Earth and awakes on another planet, to discover their pasts have become unravelled by a mysterious intelligence. Narration by: Edyta Bojanowska, Darya Kulbashna, Lucie Poskočilová, Liudmila Slivinskaya. Sound Compositions: Dustin Breitling & J.P. Caron-“8²” from ST.

   4. Constructing Nostalgia: A Video with Vlad Nanca

A video made by Carnation, 2019; Direction & Edit: Raya Al Souliman, Cinematography & Colour Grading: Horațiu Șovăială, Sound Recordist & Sound Design: Laurențiu Coțac

“Every generation constructs a nostalgia for two or three generations behind.” Born and currently based in Bucharest, Vlad Nancă has been working with different media for the past two decades, being one of the most representative contemporary artists of the Romanian scene. He constantly embarks on never-ending personal quests seeking to trace and recreate lost memories, as well as to critically tackle political and cultural semiotics that govern his everyday.

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KAJET (Petre Mogoș and Laura Naum)

Petre Mogoș and Laura Naum are the editors of Kajet, a Bucharest-based journal that proposes an internationalist understanding of Eastern Europe. In an attempt to decolonise the imagination and thought of the region, their work tackles the complicated relationships between East and West, periphery and centre, as well as the legacy of the past and the possibilities of the future. Kajet seeks to challenge stereotypes, shift perspectives, and document lived experiences, by emphasising the role of parallel worlds and practices that are lived simultaneously yet at different speeds and contradictory rhythms.

@kajetjournal @dispozitivbooks @cameraarhiva

Ráhel Anna Molnár

Ráhel Anna Molnár (b.1992) is a writer, artist and editor of publications. She’s involved in the DIY, self-organised cultural scenes of Central Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She’s been building different platforms for the research and expression of peripheral regions, people and ideas. In her artistic work, she’s working primarily with text and (in-situ) installations. Her projects are sensual explorations of treasures she finds under her nails, mostly formed by close collaborations with visual and sound artists.

Zsolt Miklósvölgyi

Zsolt Miklósvölgyi is a critic, editor, and art writer from Budapest, Hungary. He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Berlin-Budapest-based art collective and publishing project "Technologie und das Unheimliche" (T+U) and editor of the Café Bábel essay journal. He is also the Co-Founder of the experimental food art collective "Libatop Visionary Cuisine". His ongoing (para)academic, artistic and curatorial interests include post-digital printing, comparative ethnofuturism, spatial and geopoetic speculations.

Dustin Breitling

Dustin is a PhD student attending Masaryk University, based in Prague and helps organize the Diffractions Collective.