Katalin Juhász passed away on December the 26th 2015 at the age of seventy-two. A loner and old maid her entire life, she left behind a two-bedroom apartment in the outskirts of Budapest, and (amongst other things) 3 boxes containing a startling number of audio cassettes, all hand-labeled and catalogued. The tapes contain secretly recorded private conversations, monologues, and encounters taken from 1974 till her death in 2015. From the tapes, a previously unknown life of Katalin Juhász unfolds.
Katalin is the first experiment to explore this remarkable, real-life archive. For Blackbox Cph, it’ll take the form of a Transformation Game – a playful experience akin to larp, but with almost no elements of narrative fiction. Within the Game, players are invited to explore and engage with the spatialized archive, navigating through different stations of a life of everyday secrecy and mystery. Eventually, as with encountering any archive, the archive looks back.
by Áron Birtalan
Date: Friday, 18-01-2019
Time: 5pm – 9pm