Krétakör’s upcoming site specific performance will take place in the framework of Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture programme between 30 April and 2 May. Developed at various sites of the South Hungarian city of
At the centre of our work features the creation of a cooperation network connecting various local educational and cultural organizations. The performance develops organically from the urban desires and utopias of the local community and reemerges on a new level in the framework of a common game based on a fictional concept developed by Krétakör.
The project addresses many of the critical questions arising from the implementation of the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) programme: the involvement of civil society actors, the question of local cultural engagement and the possibility of creating livable public spaces. The question inherent to Krétakör’s work is whether the ephemeral character of site specific, community based art is able to address theses challenges also within the context of the rapid urban transformation brought about by the ECOC programme.