Zsolt Sőrés: “Listen” Revisited, when The City is Still Naked
Years ago, I was asked to reconstruct Max Neuhaus’s sound art piece Listen. As a result during the current psychogeographic walk (also reinterpreting the soundwalk Listen) we will use dérive to explore some situationalist urban locations. These are the Minaret, The Architecture of Despair, the Gypsy Camp and Potlatch. The walk starts from the tomb of György Krassó in the Fiumei Road Cemetery and ends in the Phoenix bar. We achieve our goals with the help of the unpredictability of events and directions that happen by accident; and the path is marked by a paradox of determination and randomness, reaching from the necropolis to the symbolic point of rebirth. In addition to discovering memories, associations, coincidences, unexpected locations with full of allusions to cultural history, and public spaces that seem hitherto uninteresting, the goal of the walking performance is also to listen and see the urban environment again. Reflections on experiencing our everyday reality behind everyday life and perhaps revealing it differently because of the pandemic.