The Telepathy Machine #2 – PANdemic PICNIC

Language: paneuropean (English, spiced with German and Hungarian)
Online, live streamed from Vasas Székház, Budapest and OHO – Offenes Haus Oberwart

“The world is closing in / Did you ever think / That we could be so close, like brothers?”
30 years after Radio Free Europe influenced and transmitted the fall of the Iron Curtain, finally TV Free Europe is being launched. Coming late to bring a fresh wind of change!

After a debut show on the International Working Day on the 1st of May a brand new technology from TV Free Europe goes live for the second time: The Telepathy Machine.
With its help we organize a virtual picnic together on May 8th.
In 1989 people across borders came together on the Pan-European Picnic at the Austrian-Hungarian border to set an example for Europe. Today the borders are closed again, so are theatres and other spaces. How can we be together during this time? How can we cross borders?
With our Telepathy Machine, we attempt to use theatre and television differently and to combine them. Get involved, bring a picnic with you.

By and with: Róbert Békefi (Mme Fresh), Zsuzsa Berecz (Lady Zsazsa), Csilla File (Mari Szürke), Sarah de Günther (Marie Grau; Romina), Csilla Hódi (Fungus Intelligence), Szilveszter Jenei (A.I./Artistic Intelligence), Bernadett Jobbágy (Failed dancer), Boglárka Lutz (Ghost), Zoltán Lehoczky (sound), Lilla Magyari (Dr. Purple), Viktor Markos (A.I./Artistic Intelligence), Gergely Pápai (operator), Dorottya Poór (Linda), Luca Szabados (A.I./Artistic Intelligence), Dániel Szapu (light)
STUDIO OBERWART: Daniel Böhm, Zoltán Galambos, Victoria Haas, Stefanie Höller, Bernadette Koderhold, Alfred Masal, Denise Stangl, Ronja Schwarz

Concept by: Pneuma Szöv., Pneuma Vizual and everybody involved
project manager: Árpád Bőczén
artistic director: Sarah de Günther
dramaturg: Zsuzsa Berecz
visual design: Luca Szabados
project assistant: Boglárka Lutz
special Guests: Horst Horvath (co-founder of OHO), Renate Holpfer (leader of the former Youth House Oberwart), Katharina Tiwald (active member of OHO, writer)

Photos: Bankó Gábor