15 years transit
15 Years Transit is a multimedia introduction to contemporary Hungarian
architecture. The works were chosen from architecture of the past
decade and a half. The medium allows the architects to be introduced
together with their buildings, which, however, does not mean that
they talk about the buildings we see. Rather they talk about how
they are feeling in the world today - in their surroundings, at
work, the city, the country, and of course now that we're beyond
15 years of transitory waiting the question, how one feels within
the European Union, can also be asked.
The buildings we introduce here demonstrate that the successful
satisfaction of function is both possible and necessary, but is not
in itself enough to create architecture. They also emphasize the
thesis according to which there is nothing new without the old, something
not all architects are willing to acknowledge. The world around us
is infinitely diverse and multi-colored, and every single new structure
heightens this state, which we often experience as chaos. How a new
situation and space is created is very important. If we are able
to handle and experience this variety well, then on the one hand
an infinite number of its components will be of better use to all
of us in this material reality. On the other hand they are able to
form a valuable overall picture in our minds, for the "overall picture"
is always compiled in our mind, amidst our thoughts, with the aid
of external resources. Electronic processing, like the video, is
an important new tool.
The exhibition is easy to wrap up, transport and install. It is
an architectural roadshow that presents architectural spaces with
the minimum of means and maximum of effect. Spectators are invited
to visit 13 buildings and get acquainted with 27 architects during
the 71 minutes of the program.