Balázs Béla Stúdió

Person Type:
organisation
Country of Birth:
Hungary
Biography:
The Béla Balázs Studio was born in 1959 as a grassroot initiative of young filmmakers engaged in the renewal of Hungarian cinematorgraphy, and became institutionalized in 1961 due to the support from the cultural policy-makers of post-56 consolidation. In the 70s, the BBS, besides young filmmakers graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy, also started to admit “outsiders” in its ranks. Throughout the decade, the Studio was a site of passionate debates animating a progressive workshop atmosphere where experimental, conceptual tendencies competed with documentarist approaches engaged in a social transformation. Breaking with the avant-guardist attitude, the BBS in the 80s became a free space of “institutional dissidence” characteristic of the time, and a major workshop of Hungarian video-art that by documenting the process of democratization contributed substantially to the deconstruction of state-socialism in Hungary. Questioning its raison d’etre, the dominant cultural policies of the 90s doomed the workshop to slow atrophy. The Balázs Béla Studio signed its last production in 2005 and ceased to exist in 2010.
Producer
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still Looking for Dózsa experimental film
1972 - 1973
Publisher
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still Relative Swingings 1973
still Triolets - 18 Variations for 3 Objectives and a Singer 1980 - 1981
Studio
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still A fény képeiről documentary
1989
still Attacks animation
1977
still Begining animation
1977
still Butterfly Scene animation
1977
still Chase animation
1973
still Civil MacBeth (Etüd 1. Emlékezés) experimental film
1977
still Conversation II. - The Birth of Venus video art
1985 - 1987
still Danse Macabre animation
1991 - 1992
still Do You Know My Method? video art
1998
still Dough animation
1977
still English Numbers video art
1991
still F.A.N. video art
1990
still Face Scene animation
1977
still Fall Back Scene animation
1977
still Friends Scene animation
1977
still From the Diary of an Excentric Gentleman animation
1972
still Inter - Images experimental film
1989 - 1990
still Invasion animation
1977
still Kamera a pácban experimental film
1992
still Mediology interview
1990
still Metal Baby Scene animation
1977
still Painting the Space, Project Buchberg experimental film
1982 - 1983
still Privacy video art
1985
still Relative Swingings experimental film
1973
still Seven Seasons video art
1991
still Seven Trials experimental film
1981-11-23 - 1982
still Shit Scene animation
1977
still Stereo Time interactive art
1995
still Sword Fight Scene animation
1977
still The Immortal Culprits video art
1988
still The Media Were with Us! (summary of the symposium) broadcast,
conference
1990
still Titles animation
1977
still Triolets - 18 Variations for 3 Objectives and a Singer experimental film
1980 - 1981
still Two Half Pictures video art
1990
still Újlak Group, Antology 1989-90 documentation,
exhibition,
performance art
1991
still ViewPoint video art
2001