Collectief Walden (NL): Wind still life (Windstilleven)
The local version of the site and context specific performance has been created with local partners, based on long-term research and adaptation.
Created by Dutch art collective Collectief Walden in 2016, Windstilleven is about our concept of time: how does time affect an individual human or specific natural environments? How does time change nature itself, and through it, ourselves? How can we retain or let go of something – for better or for worse? These questions also lead us to the problem of our responsibility toward our natural environment, regardless of whether we accept or deny it.
The local adaptation in Budapest will be realised on a peninsula of the Danube called Népsziget. The Dutch artists re-worked the site- and context-specific theatre piece based on interviews made with local habitant as well as different experts (urbanist, city ecologist), and in close collaboration with the Hungarian performers. The central piece of the set used in the performance has been redesigned and rebuilt together with the students from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) during the spring and summer of 2020.
Accompanying programs: exhibition of the set designs by the students of BME, and open studio of Skurc Group
Creators: René VAN BAKEL, Hella GODEE, Seline GOSLING, Jente HOOGEVEEN, Thomas LAMERS, Thijs VAN VUURE
Perfomers: MILOVITS Hanna, BORSOS Luca, NYÁRY Pál, MÓSER Ádám, René VAN BAKEL, Thomas LAMERS, Jente HOOGEVEEN
Set: student from BME: NYÍRI Csongor, NIEDERKIRCHNER Gitta, LÁDI Krisztina Zoé, MORÓ Júlia, TAKÁCS Laura Panna, futhermore SÜTTŐ Rita, BENESÓCZKY Zsófia, SOLYMOSI Zsófia, with the leadership of assistant professor LASSU Péter
Project coordinator: Magasi Dalma
Special thanks: Lohász Cili, Szemerey Samu, Tóth József (Jocó)
Length: 90 min