The Speakers Made Manifest in Budapest

The Speakers Made Manifest in Budapest

THE SPEAKERS.. – Stemming from the project Boiling Point

Manifestations in Budapest as part of City Noises & INSITU @ Placcc Festival Sept’12.

Having received R&D funding from With Out Walls (consortium of UKs leading Arts Festivals) and becoming part of City Noises ( a European cultural exchange project linking London, Helsinki Budapest. the project Boiling Point has evolved into a new title and a shift in focus toward the emergence of this flock/gathering of disembodied voices , ‘the speakers..’

In the last week of September a small sorté of ‘The speakers’ manifest themselves in 2 locations in Budapest: Batthyany Square, bang across the Danube from Parliament (as a part of City Nosies) and also behind the old Merlin theatre in downtown Pest (as part of the INSITU meeting).

Batthyany square was a bizzaar and brilliant location, with the Parliament glowing gold as a backdrop, whilst police pressed local drunks for identity cards, commuters stumbled into a cluster of floating smokey voices speaking from #jan25 Tahrir square, meanwhile a couple of live roaming readers searched live Tweets to read into the mix in Hungarian..




This trial outing in Budapest also served to plant the seed for next years Placcc Festival , where we hope to stage ‘The Speakers..” in a fully imbedded form for a Hungarian post-communist society vernacular.

More to follow on this..