In the 15th year of PLACCC, we are transforming the format of the event from a festival to a platform. In 2023, we will be presenting a series of events with all Hungarian artists.
PLACCC Festival started in 2008, so it turned 15 this year – and there was a strong chance that it would end in this round anniversary year. But the anniversary brought transformation, redefinition, and reconnection…
From 27 August to 24 September 2023, PLACCC will once again take place, no longer a festival, but rather a platform or framework to provide a space and a background for artists who are inspired by urban spaces and urban life, who want to inscribe their work into the fabric of the city, working together with its inhabitants, with local communities, who aim at advocating for diversity, inclusivity, tolerance, critical thinking against propaganda.
PLACCC was launched in 2008 with the ambition to become an internationally important festival, and we believe that we have achieved this goal to a certain level and for a certain period of time. In the past 15 years, in frame of nearly 30 festival editions, special editions and other Placcc programmes, we have invited 52 foreign artists and collectives from 19 countries, we have become a member of several important international networks (In Situ, LAND, Tandem-Vaha). We never give up our dream of working with foreign artists, of initiating international collaborations between Hungarian and foreign artists, of trying to keep a door open to inspiration from other countries and cultures in Hungary, which is becoming increasingly closed. But, due to the limited funding opportunities in Hungary (one of the consequences of which is that international applications are becoming more problematic), But we don’t really have the financial means to do so this year…
However, in 2023, the reduction of certain opportunities creates other opportunities. It becomes more important to connect, to work more closely with artists, to help each other.
Thus, for almost a month, PLACCC 2023 will become a platform for Hungarian artists working in public spaces and in unconventional venues. The programme will include artists and collectives that have been regularly collaborating with the festival for years (Ziggurat Project, Meetlab, Dávid Somló, Éva Bubla, SVUNG Research Group, Brida Horváth), as well as new collaborations, often with artists who are entering the public space for the first time (Patrik Kelemen, Superfusion).
Detailed programme HERE