The ZEBRA poster is made during my three
months residency in Budapest. As part of my ongoing project City Scripts,
I have been observing daily city life - mostly at the Pest side of town
near the Grand Boulevard.
I got charmed by the people who are leaning on the small posts while they
are waiting at the zebra. The act is showing an unconscious choreography
of waiting, which can be observed and acted out simultaneously. When you
want to, you can notice this little act almost anytime along the Budapest
boulevards - while at the same time the act is a barely visible repetition
in the midst of daily city life.
For the poster I have been registering people
leaning on the posts at the intersection of the József Körút
and the József Utca at the 8th district.
I thought this small pose was worth to be highlighted and to be represented
as part of the visual environment of the city. For a week the poster is
shown on sixty poster
columns in the area of the Grand Boulevard. In between concert and
movie posters the ZEBRA poster represents a theatrical pamphlet of a local
scenery - it shows a choreography which might be perceived as a collective
act of Budapest city dwellers
Thanks to Hints/Monica Balint, Studio
Associaton/ Edith Molnar and Fonds BKVB Amsterdam