Tent without borders

Museum Quarter - Sziget Festival 10/Aug/2016 - 16/Aug/2016

Migration and fleeing: who, where, when, why?

We are examining boarder-line cases with lost properties, with photos, films and leading conversations with experts, we are playing games of our homes with immigrants at the shared venue of the of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris and the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest.

 

Exhibitions

BORDERS
Travelling exhibition about migration and the change of borders.
Display of the Parisian Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.

OBJECTS LEFT BEHIND
Interactive floor-exhibition and photo exposition from the objects found at the Röszke border (crossing on the Hungarian – Serbian borderline).
Display of the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest.

Determining and crossing borders are worldwide phenomena, known from the times of early humans. What do you think, what sort of imagined, natural and artificially created borders are there? Could they signify nothing else but the fear from the Other? Who, when and why do cross borders? In the Hungarian-French exhibition programme we are dealing with border-line cases. The travelling exhibition created by the Parisian Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration for Sziget presents migration from the fall of the Berlin Wall, combining historical, geopolitical and artistic perspectives with a rich photo documentation and research results. The interactive floor-exhibition and photo exposition of the Museum of Ethnography focuses on found, migrant and silent objects, and presents the objects left behind by refugees, and collected after the migration-wave on the Serbian-Hungarian border. What message can a muslim scarf, a toothbrush, a SIM card case, a half pair of shoes, or a cup prepared out of a plastic bottle send us? - asks the floor-exhibition. We invite you to a dialogue, to give your opinion, to find out the personal stories hiding in the objects, to discover the contemporary migration of European people and it’s 2000 years old history, to discover the traditions of immigrants by playing with them. We try to help you with authentic sources, documentaries, performances and roundtable-discussions with experts to get to know, to feel, and to approach the matter of borders and border-crossing people.

Permanent programs (from 1 to 8 pm. daily)

ETHNO FICTION

Interactive historiography. We give voice to the silent objects found at the border with the help of our unbounded fantasy.

ARTEFACT OF THE DAY
Each day a new object and story immigrated to Hungary on the show.

STRANGERS IN MY GARDEN
Documentaries about immigrants living all over Europe – their lifestyles, strategies of assimilation, difficulties and successes.

PASSAGE HUNGARY
Interactive board game and European ethnic contest about the 2000 years old history of Carpathian basin’s migration-stories.

MOBILITY
Creating a collective world map about the individual mobility of Sziget visitors.  

ARTEFACT QUIZ
Prize game. You have to solve the mystery of the unrecognisable everyday objects.

WORLDPARK PLAYGROUND
Andean, Cuban, Mongolian and Russian (Tatar) immigrants are introducing their own culture through some outdoor sport games.

PAPER BASED
In the reading nook you can get engaged with the migration themed books of the Museum of Ethnography.

Daily programs (workshops, performances, DJ programs, roundtable discussions)

August 12, Friday
13.00 – 16.00
GRAY BOX PROJECTS: OUR BORDERS – FASHION DESIGN WORKSHOP
My story, my cloths: 1 story = 1 costume
Twist, rip, tie, stick, paint, write, express yourself through a costume.
The workshop is led by Anna Ádám, Szabina Almási, Boglárka Zellei, Jila Svicevic and Tímea Piróth
Participation is open for all, interested!

17.00 – 19.00
How do recent migrant mobilities reshape European identities, the EU and its borders?
Roundtable about the topic of refugee policy. The discussion will try to address the issue from an academic point of view, from the perspective of an international organization, and last but not least, from the migrants’ point of view.
Moderator: Zsuzsa Árendás, Research Fellow CEU,
participants of the roundtable: Prem Kumar Rajaram, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU; Celine Cantat, Research Fellow, CEU; Basil Hararah and Behrooz Torki migrants; Ernő Simon, UNHCR spokesperson for Hungary


August 13, Saturday
13.00 – 16.00
GRAY BOX PROJECTS: OUR BORDERS – PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
My story, my cloths: 1 story = 1 costume
More than 150 special designed costumes are waiting for you to  dance in them, with them, and to cross your physical and mental borders.
The workshop is led by Anna Ádám, Orsi Fodor, Boglárka Zellei, Jila Svicevic and Gyuri Molnár
Participation is open for all, interested!

17.00 – 19.00
Migration, music trends and cultural national heritage
Roundtable discussion about the impact of musician immigrants onto the host countries music-culture.
Moderator: Marie Poinsot, chief editor of the journal, Hommes et Migrations  
Partners in the discussion: François Bensignor music historian, Naïma Yahi historian and Balázs Weyer ethnomusicologist.

19.00 – 20.00
AYKU DJ-Duo - DJ program
Imran Ayata and Bülent Kullukcu searched in the vinyl collections of their friends, parents and relatives. The result: a compilation of rare music about the first guest worker generation in Germany.  The audio-visual show creates a fascinating atmosphere because it manages to balance between German cultural history and pleasure.

August 14, Sunday
14.00 – 16.00
Borders, conflicts and fleeing to Europe
Roundtable discussion that aims to give a picture about the current situation of migrants at the borders of Europe to help the better understanding of nowadays reality.
Moderator: Marie Poinsot, chief editor of the journal, Hommes et Migrations  
Partners in the discussion: Yvan Gastaut historian (Nice Sophia Antipolis University), curator of the exhibition Borders and Antal Örkény, sociologist (Eötvös Lóránd University)

16.00 – 19.00
GRAY BOX PROJECTS: OUR BORDERS – PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
My story, my cloths: 1 story = 1 costume
More than 150 special designed costumes are waiting for you to  dance in them, with them, and to cross your physical and mental borders.
The workshop is led by Zsóka Alacsony, Szabina Almási, Anna Ádám, Orsi
Fodor, Boglárka Zellei, Jila Svicevic, Gyuri Molnár and Tímea Piróth.
Participation is open for all, interested!

19.00 – 20.00
GRAY BOX PROJECTS: OUR BORDERS – CLOTHING-PERFORMANCE SHOW
150 story = 1 performance
The public performance of the Gray Box Workshop’s participants with self-made costumes.
More than 150 costumes intertwisting, confessing and professing, moving and swinging, and simply astonishing.
Creation, Performance: Zsóka Alacsony, Szabina Almási, Anna Ádám, Orsi
Fodor, Gyuri Molnár, Tímea Piróth and the participants of the Gray Box
Projects workshops.

August 15, Monday
17.00 – 19.00
Economic migration? Economy and migration? Danger or possibility?
Roundtable discussion about the concept of economical migration.
Moderator: Diana Szántó, Culutral anthropologist (Artemisszio Association)
Partners in discussion: Attila Melegh, sociologist (Budapest Corvinus University), Ágnes Hárs, economist (Kopint-Tárki), Antal Örkény, sociologist (Eötvös Lóránd University)

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