Flux Factory – Sziget Festival, Budapest
Welcome to the city of lofty courtyards, flying gardens, and earszikha!
This summer, Flux Factory partners with the Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and a group of Hungarian artists and architecture students from the Szent JÃ³zsef StudiÃ³ KollÃ©gium to bring the Pavilion for the City of Budapest New York to the 2007 Sziget Festival in Budapest.
Taking its cue from two ride/exhibitions from the 1939 New York World’s Fair€”GM’s Futurama and the iconic Democracity€”the Budapest New York pavilion will be a mechanical ride that takes visitors around a scale model of the imaginary city of Budapest New York. The model will blend architectural elements from both cities to create a cityscape that is tantalizingly recognizable yet entirely unique.
The festival runs from August 8-15 and we will be in Budapest for 5 weeks building, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and drink some pÃ¡linka with us. And don’t forget to follow documentation of the project starting in July on the Hungarian Center website.
The project is also co-sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.