SCREENINGS Kino Arsenal, Atrium

 Stephanie Taylor   Sebestyén Kodolányi  
 Sebastian Lütgert   Henrik Olesen   Sean Snyder  
 Daria Martin   Mathias Poledna   Kirsten Pieroth  
 Martin Ebner   Florian Zeyfang  

  Thurs. May 11 
  7:00 p.m.: Kino Arsenal 1
35mm films from the renowned experimental film archive of the Béla Balàzs Studio, Budapest

selected and presented by Sebestyén Kodolányi, director of the Béla Balàzs Studio
Aldrin László Vidovszki 1976 
Round  Zoltán Jeney 1975 11´
Waiting / Várakozás  Ágnes Háy 1973 
Self Fashion Show / Öndivatbemutató  Tibor Hajas 1976 15´
Relative Swings / Relatív Lengések  Dóra Maurer 1975 11´
Birds / Madarak  Szirtes András 1980 
Four Bagatelles / Négy Bagatell  Gábor Bódy 1975 21´
Inflagranti  Ildikó Szabó 1982 20´
Selfportrait with Jane Morriss / Közös portré Jane Morrissal  Baranyai András 1983 
Anatomy / Anatómia  Kodolányi Sebestyén 1997 12´ 
total: 112´

The films will give an overview of the experimental film art of the Hungarian avant-garde of the 1970s and 1980s.

  9:30 p.m.: Presentation in the atrium
16mm films from the renowned experimental film archive of the Béla Balàzs Studio, Budapest

selected and presented by Sebestyén Kodolányi, director of the Béla Balàzs Studio
Diary - Funeral of Mozart, Japanese Meniscus  András Szirtes 1979-1983 34´
RAP LETTERS / RAP LEVELEK  András Szirtes 1987 40´
DON GIOVANNI  Péter Halász 1983 53´
AMBIGOUS WINDOW  János Sugár  1990 18´

Poor Man's Expression
Self Fashion Show

Sebestyén Kodolányi
Aufbau Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Sebestyén Kodolányi
Selbst Modenschau
Adaptation of concept and text of
Tibor Hajas - Self Fashion Show, 1976

Sebestyén Kodolányi's work that he would exhibit in the foyer of the Arsenal Cinema presents an interesting mixture of two semi-independent artprojects.

The late Tibor Hajas is considered to be the most inportant Hungarian performance artist in the seventies. Hajas, as an artist that used to be interested in several genres, was deeply interested in experimental filmmaking, as well. His Self-Fashion Show, that's videoversion's projection is making the half of Kodolányi's installation is considered to be an extraordinary important example of conceptual filmmaking in the Hungarian avant-garde. Mr.Hajas shot his 35mm film on the busiest square of the Buda side of Budapest with occasinally selected passers-by around his crew.

Mr.Kodolányi is presenting, next to Haja's film, a conceptually shot remade version of the Self-Fashion Show, that he will shoot on the Potzdamer Platz in Berlin by using occasionally selected German or international passers-by but in the very same situations as Hajas used his models in the seventies. The shooting will happen just few days before the opening of the exhibition . The conceptual texts of the original version will be used in German translation during the exhibition. So, Kodolányi's conceptual experiment will make the second half of this moving-sound-picture installation. Visitors of the Poor Man's Expression exhibition will,of course, get the chance to see Haja's work in the original filmformat in the cinema,as well.

The filmprogram that visitors will see in the cinema and the projections in the foyer are selections of Hungarian conceptual films that were shot in the same time as Hajas made his own one or were made a little later. According to our desire, this program will give a complete overview and present new informations about Hungarian conceptual and experimental filmmaking in the seventies and eighties. The film, Anatomy, that represents a surviving and refreshing possibility of conceptual attitude in the nineties was directed and shot by the exhibiting filmmaker and artist, Sebestyén Kodolányi.

Sebestyén Kodolányi / SCREENINGS