The product of 35 years of research and archival work, the Slidefilm History Collection is the only private collection of filmstrips in Hungary. The analogue collection can boast of a nearly complete set of all the educational, popular science and entertainment filmstrips produced in Hungary since the 1920s, including 3,742 Hungarian produced filmstrips as well as 253 slides with voice-overs, 267 filmstrips produced abroad, 898 scripts and a large number of technical devices.
The richness and diversity of European cultures constitute an extremely rich heritage for the creation of a European identity, the main objective for the construction of a peoples' Europe. Personal stories teach us the importance of the details to get an anthropological view of places and social behaviours. At the same time, today there is a need to save everything that belongs to recent memory and that is not yet history. Moving images are the most captivating sources of personal stories.
This project aims to interpret migration phenomena as instances of creolisation. The original aspect of this project stands in the intuition of borrowing Glissant’s poetical vision of creolisation and to apply it to two distinct processes of creation. On one side we choose Performing Arts, namely theatre, in order to produce a play in which artists from diverse theatrical backgrounds are forced to the negotiation of expressive codes, practices and meanings. Therefore, the ‘creolisation’ of theatrical practices becomes an essential element of the play itself.