This film here below has just arrived from China and it is strongly connected to the MEDIAWAVE Festival which has recently closed its gates. The film is about Miklós Both's cooperations with Chinese musicians. We were together with Miklós in Lijiang, near Tibet, in October and met the musicians in the film there. 10 artists who can't be seen in this film but born in this city visited our festival and became emblematic figures of the Gathering. Although Miklós is still in China, hopefully we can listen to his Folkside concert with Chinese guest musicains at the Ördögkatlan Festival in the beginning of August.
In Lijiang, on MEDIAWAVE Tour in 2012
photo: Jávorszky Béla Szilárd
Made by Passport Control 26 - MEDIAWAVE Youth Art Workshop - Film Section. Fort Monostor, Komarom, Hungary.
Dj Pozor, based in Prague, has sent us a clip about his Balkan party at MEDIAWAVE. You can see that the festival guests and visitors were dancing together with the csángó women in folk dresses. Very soon after the party started, Pozor had some supporters: Bulgarian drummers, Benke Grátzy with his big drum and Csobán Sára with his saxophon made the party become more Balkan. See the clip below in the 'details'.
The first grade students of the Artistic Department of the Communication University in Budapest made a project dealing with the festival's main topic, the womanhood. One of our photographers made some pictures of them before they started to create the project,
Zsófi Szerda, jounalist from Subbotica, Serbia, has been the guest of our Gathering for years. This time she arrived with a group of friends from Voivodina and took sensitive photos of the event. You can reach her gallery here.
The photographer caught the moments in the Fort Monostor between 30 April and 4 May and now he is giving back "the out of program sheet" Mediawave experiences in pictures to us. You can see the photos here. To check the higher resolution formats, click the pictures.
Destinies and battles – basically these two words determined the thematic program of this year’s Mediawave festival. Though the organisors have accentuated the creations pointing out women’s fate and warlike situations, the documentary session itself was a testimony that served as evidence for us to interpret these „wordings” in a wide more extended meaning. Hereunder you can read an extraction of the films, which were screened in the documentary competition section called „world-images” and as an exception you can find below a film from external sources, as well.
In Győr, it's just a memory. In the world, people are talking about it. Not a festival but Gathering. The 23rd Mediawave closed its gates in the Fort Monostor, Komárom. Those who participated the event can be happy, and those who missed it, may feel sorry (especially the cities of Győr and Szombathely which haven't been able to keep this internationally acknowledged event). Mediawave has been or will be either in better or worse situation depending on how much the ones in power believe that only and exclusively alternative culture exists beacuse naturally, only this adjective is true for art, human relations, thinking and creation.
"Good support is recipient, open. If it is not like this, it is not a help but mere circus-rental."
Photo: Büki László
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