Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK) & Thomas Kasebacher (AT)
Nada Gambier studied contemporary dance and is based in Brussels. In 2015 she founded Nada & Co. that produces her work.
Thomas Kasebacher studied comparative literature and performing arts. He is based in Vienna (AT).
Mark Etchells studied fisheries and ocean science with marine technology. He lives in Barnstaple, North Devon (UK).
Nada, Thomas and Mark work in the performing arts since many years and have been residents at BUDA for several times.
Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK) & Thomas Kasebacher (AT): The Voice of a City
In April Nada Gambier (FIN/BE) and Mark Etchells (UK) come back to Buda to work on their exhibition The Voice of a City. The exhibition is part of a multi-disciplinary project that also consists of a book, a performance and various other public events.
In 2015, 2017 and 2018 the artists travelled across Europe to a.o. Tbilisi, Athens, Turku, Lille, Kortrijk, Brussels, Bradiford and Zagreb. From the south to the north and from the east to the west they searched for stories, testimonies and observations on the current state of affairs. During their travels they met with a wide range of local inhabitants, together with them reflecting on such notions as belonging, change and wealth.
These encounters with cooks, policemen, farmers, lawyers, activists, teachers, taxi drivers and more and the immersion into specific local contexts form the basis for their exhibition which consists of photographs, texts and films that depict daily life transmitting a feeling of decline, absurdity and transformation. The material offers the visitor, in some sense, the possibility to look back at the future.
More information on project can be found online