Ongoing since 2018
...A dark room is always a place for becoming that cultivates an internally differentiated sameness. It is a gateway into the infinite variation of being. Beyond representation.
Phoenix invites the audience to unpick the hidden correspondence of dark rooms and black boxes. Beyond representation; basically, that is the substance environment where Phoenix leads us. It explores the endless potentiality of reality blurring darkness in a decentralized, immersive cruising labyrinth, where looped scenes happen all around. In Phoenix the methodologies of dance, role-playing, poetics, sound, AR, and live streaming are combined to break the line between realities, making the spectators get lost in the Minotaur’s maze. It revolves around the politics of desire and ecstasy, the difficulties of intimacy and the normative structures evolving in today’s queer scenes. Meanwhile it raises the questions: what can be experienced with the public and how can something be expressed publicly that is usually hidden and secret?
Created and performed by Gyula Muskovics, Tamás Páll, and Viktor Szeri
Sound: Tamás Marquetant & András Molnár
Performed and exhibited at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU; MU Theater, Budapest, HU; House of Arts, Brno, CZ; MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; Kolorádó Festival, Budapest, HU; Ubik Eklektik Festival, Budapest, HU; dunaPart V - Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts, Budapest, HU
In the 2019 Phoenix was selected to be part of the Hungarian dunaPart V - Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts is Budapest.
Photos by Krisztina Csányi
Site specific durational performance at the Ubik Eklektik Festival in Zsámbék, Hungary. The venue was an abandoned military silo.
Photos by Orsi Varga
Site specific performance at Kolorádó Festival in Budapest, Hungary. With the participation of Levente Juhász.
Photos: Mihály Podobni, Gergely Ofner
In 2019 Hollow took part in MeetFactory's Artis in Residence program in Prague where they performed Phoenix.
Photos by Libor Galia
In 2019 Hollow participated in the group show 'We will not change our show' at the House of Arts in Brno with an immersive installation of Phoenix.
The exhibition was curated by Gyula Muskovics & Martin Vanek
Participants: Veronika Bromová (CZ), Alex Bălă + Paul Dunca/Paula Dunker = #FLUID (RO), Jan Matýsek (CZ), Ruben Montini (IT), Kateřina Olivová (CZ), Gyula Muskovics + Tamás Páll + Viktor Szeri = Phoenix (HU), Karol Radziszewski (PL), Sergey Shabohin (BY), Lilla Szász (HU) + Express Yourself
Photos by Michaela Dvořáková
Phoenix was first presented as a durational performance in the empty spaces of a long-abandoned supermarket near Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest.