Family Affair is a participatory project combining documentary and theatre. The combination of poetic approach and fieldwork lets the Italian ZimmerFrei collective unfold an original narrative emerging from experiences encountered by the group of participants living in Budapest.
The fourth episode focuses on motherhood: possible future mothers, mother’s partners and children, matriarchal families, single mothers, pregnant women, young mothers, mothers with little babies, mothers of teenagers, mothers with many children or children from different partners, childfree women, son or daughters of “big figures” of mothers. Motherhood doesn’t concern only women, without mothers nobody would exist!
Assuming the changes brought by civil rights and feminism, how is the role of mothers changing in a contemporary capital city like Budapest, that is experiencing post-socialism, post-Fordist capitalism, economical crisis and global immigration at the same time?
Daily events, expectations, memories and desires are transformed into short stories passing from mouth to mouth, creating a collective narrative within a multimedia performance.
production Open Latitudes 3, SÍN Culture Centre
partner Mu Theatre
coordination Trifonov Dóra
script Anna de Manincor, Anna Rispoli
direction Anna de Manincor
sound Massimo Carozzi
video Anna de Manincor
interpreters and assistants Éva Moharos, Emma Vidovszky
participants Igor Artner, Sisso Artner, Xénia Baricz, Adrienn Kiràli, Sára Kozák, Tibor Kozák, Mónika Raffael, Kata Simon, Orsolya Szmolka, Miklós Túri, Miklós Levente Túri, Edina Veres and Veronika
1117 Budapest, Kőrösy József u. 11. (Káva Műhely)