Controlling the time is a form of domination. One will set up a deadline, the other will respect it. One will keep someone waiting, the other will wait. One will impose the rhythm, the other will follow it. Whether it is love or professional relationship, the one who has the control over time, has the power as well…
In the art world it’s even more unbalanced, as artists not only have to follow the timing of others, but are stuck between two oppositional temporalities in perpetual confrontation:
On one hand, we live in a crazy world of fast decision makings, huge pressure, short deadlines, where we have to create quickly, be productive, propose more and more innovative solutions, find new insights and perspectives, react immediately and quickly to local and global contexts, be constantly updated, in advance, and ready.
On the other hand, conducting deep researches, exploring the unknown and experimenting with the unexpected, listening, opening our eyes and heart, finding our own path, artistic voice, and personal aesthetic, making connections and friendships, building an audience, gaining people’s confidence, that’s all very slow and incredibly long…
I created the “School of Disobedience” to explore how to disobey to the dictatorship of speed.
To unlearn the feeling of “We have to be in advance”.
To unlearn the feeling of “We are late”.
To relearn the feeling of “We are just on time”.
In the “School of Disobedience” you set up your own time zone and let people around you follow theirs: they are in their time zone, you are in yours, and that’s perfectly fine.
"Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1983, I graduated from the ENSAPC Art School (France) in 2016. As an artist, researcher, and community activist, I harness the power of art for connection, education, and activism. My practice spans various mediums, including image, object, and performance. I create full-length visual and dance performances, short-format pieces, and immersive experiences, while also creating spaces for non-formal education outside of traditional academic heritage. Over the past two decades, I've founded the School of Disobedience, established my own performance art company (Gray Box), and launched the annual Wildflowers Festival. I embrace everything unusual, unexpected, and nonconformist. I am not kind with assholes and have learned to forge my own path. I am here to guide you in thinking outside the box and achieving independence. To me, the real party is outside the confines of the established canon."