THE PIECE OF ART
title : chalk tv, street channel | artist : pneuma szöv./mókusok | date : 2014/2016 | Place : budapest, hungary
Pneuma Szöv. is a Budapest based international artist cooperative and network that defines the term Pneuma (ancient Greek word for “breath”, “spirit” or “soul”) as a quest for free space created through common breathing and through the alchemy of art.
Since 2008, Pneuma Szöv. has been creating temporary common spaces, where people are inspired to resist the segregations and constraints of society through imagination and play. Pneuma Szöv.’s work is a chain of actions, nomadic street media shows and theatrical events on the verge of activism, encouraging people to take part in shaping the conditions in which they live.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Both of the actions consist of several ocassions, are performed in the public space and spread also through social media channels. During the Chalk TV action questions and messages were written on the ground wth chalk, asking the locals about their opinion. The authorities, not having other tool for repression, interviened with a cleaning machine to erase the messages written by the group. Street Channel focuses on news related to the locals, discussing questions of housing, cooking, talking with activists in the frame of a talkshow, recorded on a square in front of a Market hall.