Kit Kube and The Hungarian Connection
Affinities don't respect time or space - affinities just ARE. In putting together this piece on some Hungarian artists I know, Kit Kube's work came to mind - especially when I was looking at what Imrich Kovács does. Kit lives in Charlotte, NC, USA, and Imrich is from Budapest, currently living in Charleroi, Belgium. They've never met, but I bet they'd connect. — Little Shiva
Kit Kube: kinetic sculptor of photons in motion: www.kitkube.com. He says "It's important that the fusion of motion, light and artifact is attractive, intriguing, sensual and inviting... with a touch of menace." Oh yeah.
Imrich Kovács: Check out these three works: Feedback, Kde Váh víri and Pool. He's part of the sound art group BA (Besorolas Alatt = Unrated).
Csilla Nagy: provocative site-specific typographic work – see some of it here.
Zsófia Keresztes: Her show at Le Vecteur was the start of it all – check out her sculptural textile work here.
Erika Lakatos is a charismatic Hungarian vocalist, composer, and photographer who did graduate film studies at New York's LIU. She's from a long line of musical families and started touring throughout Europe at age 13 with the musical theater Gorgo. Her style is versatile, authentic and experimental. She sings traditional gypsy songs, jazz and world music. She studied with Buster Williams and has performed with Badal Roy, Joel Diamond, Sun Ra Orchestra, Butch Morris, Stanley Jordan, Szakcsi Jr, Arthuro Martinez, Jainardo Batista, Gregor Huebner and Alfonso Mogaburo Cid, among others. After 15 years in NYC, she returned to her native Hungary and now lives in Budapest, where she continues to exhibit and perform. See some of her photo work in foto magazine and read about her in Le Journal Francophone de Budapest. Her alternative photo book Roma Icons New York - Budapest 1996-2011 is soon to be released in 3 languages (Roma, English, Hungarian).
"...she is an exellent jazz singer. Her band, the Naketina Roma Icons Diffrent Bop Session was founded in Budapest in 2005. The band plays world music jazz in eclectic styles, a mix of Hungarian, Roma, Flamenco, Klezmer and Indian folk music, with free-jazz improvisation overrides." —Károly Kincses
Published in Fingerpainting on Mars 02
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