10 Oct 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. http://citynoises.org) 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..