A falnak is füle van
Budapest, 2016 | Labor Gallery
The series was developed over a month residency at Labor Gallery in Budapest and deals with the building of a border-long fence by Orban's government aimed at stopping migrant fluxes from Serbia. It includes posters and wheeled wooden walls, and an action was carried out in the urban space to bring one of the latter in front of the main entrance of the Museum of National History.
A falnak is fule van (action)
A falnak is fule van
60 x 40 cm each
Set of 3 risoprints on newsprint
The sentence “walls have ears” has been employed in war posters and propaganda leaflets all over the world to protect secret information and warn against spies. These prints depict the outlines of the borders of Hungary and Turkey, where enforced border controls and fences are present.
120/180/210/100 x 100 x 50 cm
wood, wallpaper, trolley's wheels and mixed media
The Wallies are titled with a term of endearment to contrast their appearance and significance with the actual issue they address. Apparently cosy and familiar, these wooden-made walls were conceived in Budapest at the time of the Hungarian referendum against EU immigrant- quotes
and the construction of a kilometreslong fence on the Serbian border. One of them was moved and abandoned in front of the Museum of National History. On their back, they present texts in different languages recalling the manifestos promoting the far-right approaches of Orban also suggesting their staged, theatrical, nature.