Venue: art quarter budapest, the space of 4DSOUND Studio

3 September, Friday 20:00
4 September, Saturday 19:00













The ᕲᘿᐺᓰᒪ embodies the manifestation of evil. Ǝxoɿɔiƨm - a relic of past times: a body possessed by evil, maladjusted, uncomfortable, a medieval view? IPtanz looks at the timelessness of aspects of dealing with the devil as an image of forms of social moderation and arbitrariness. The piece does not provide answers...

The installation becomes a net of body metaphors and impressions. In the irritation of the familiar space, the questionability of viewpoints becomes visually transparent. IPtanz's productions are aimed towards an audience that consciously seeks the experience in spaces unfamiliar to the theater. The production has been nominated for the SK Foundation Dance Theater Award 2019 and has been invited to the R(H)einfach Festival 2020.

"𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖉𝖊𝖛𝖎𝖑 𝖎𝖘 𝖓𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗 𝖋𝖊𝖑𝖙 𝖇𝖞 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖊𝖔𝖕𝖑𝖊, 𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖓 𝖎𝖋 𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖆𝖉 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖒 𝖇𝖞 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖈𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖆𝖗" 
(𝔉𝔞𝔲𝔰𝔱 / 𝔍𝔬𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫 𝔚𝔬𝔩𝔣𝔤𝔞𝔫𝔤 𝔳𝔬𝔫 𝔊𝔬𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔢)

An additional exhibition with texts provides insights into themes that inspired the artistic process.

Artistic direction – choreography: Ilona Pászthy
Piece development: Ilona Paszthy in collaboration with the team
Dance: Diana Treder / Anika Bendel
Stage / scenography: miegL
Percussion: Christoph Schumacher
Technical direction: Christoph Wedi
Event cover photo: Anne Barth


You can buy your ticket at the venue, but pre-registration is required:




The event has a limited capacity, a maximum of 30 visitors per performance is allowed. 

Our current exhibition TECHNO WORLDS will be open on Friday between 12 - 8 pm and on Saturday from 5 pm - 7 pm before the dance event.

IMPORTANT: Vaccination card is mandatory for participating in the event.
We also kindly ask you to wear a mask during the performance as the dancers will be in close interaction with the audience.

About IPtanz

The interdisciplinary group of artists around Ilona Pászthy develops dance productions that are experienced by the audience in public space, site-specific and theatre spaces. Staged nationally and internationally (e.g. Hungary, South Korea, Congo, Singapore), they open the border between audience and artists. Media, interdisciplinary and international collaborations characterize the works just as much as the cross-genre stage composition of contemporary dance, performance, visual arts, media, music, performing arts and the examination of methods and approaches from science. 
The movement language is characterized by postmodern dance and performance techniques and its own movement language from the individual gestures of everyday life. The artistic concepts reflect the current movements and developments in society and resulting social structures in a socio-critical way and the change of sensual perception processes in an increasingly mediatized world. The body is repeatedly thematized as a mirror of society.

Supporters: Kulturamt Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, barnes crossing



The exhibition is on view: 28.08. – 03.10.2021 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday between 12 and 18 hours and by appointment.

Venue: art quarter budapest



Exhibiting artists: Chicks On Speed / Tony Cokes / Zuzanna Czebatul / Deforrest Brown, Jr. & AbuQadim Haqq / Aleksandra Domanović / Rangoato Hlasane / Ryōji Ikeda / Maryam Jafri / Robert Lippok / Lőrinc Borsos / M+M / Mamba Negra / Henrike Naumann & Bastian Hagedorn / The Otolith Group / Carsten Nicolai / Vinca Petersen / Daniel Pflumm / Sarah Schönfeld / Jeremy Shaw / Dominique White / Tobias Zielony 


Documentary films: Jaqueline Caux, Romuald Karmakar and Lisa Rovner

Fashion, Magazine: Kerstin Greiner


Light installation of the exhibition opening: Erik Mátrai


Curated by Mathilde Weh, Justin Hoffmann, Creamcake 

Curator of the contribution from Sao Paolo: Camilo Rocha

Local curator: Krisztián Kukla


Exhibition opening and music event: 28.08.2021


Artists of the exhibition opening music event:

- Electric Indigo: Ferrum a/v live act (DE)
- Siblicity Live act (TOTIM Records) (HU), (Visual: András Nagy XYZ) 
- Electric Indigo DJ set (DE)


Partners of the event: Goethe-Institut 

Supporters of the exhibition: NKA - National Cultural Fund of Hungary, EPSON, Korean Cultural Center, Csokonai Theater, Artoid Studio, ICA-D Institute of Contemporary Art

Supporter of the music event: Interton Group Hungary


As a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped the history of music, but has also had a significant influence on culture. Techno's impulses have an impact on the various fields of art, pop culture, media consumption and technologies. Techno is thus an attitude towards life, that reflects on particular social, living- environment and economic structures and can also serve as a political medium. This exhibition realized by the collaboration of Goethe-Institut Budapest and aqb is a world premier: it can be seen in Budapest for the first time, and starting from here continues as a travelling exhibition of an international importance, showing the fault lines of art, music, pop, media and technology. The main focus is on works of art that explore the thematics between local and global, underground and mainstream, politics and commerce, proposing questions about commercialization, digitalization, experiences of body, space and creativity. In Germany, techno acted as a connecting element between East and West, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall gained particular importance. Berlin, which attracted attention in the 1990s with the Love Parade, developed into one of the most prominent capitals of techno music. The exhibition presents video installations, objects, pictures, sculptures, and involves a separate document section, beside the Project Space of aqb, it fills more rooms from the cellar and up. The exhibition alongside with the accompanying events provide an opportunity and a chance to reflect also on the local connections of art and techno.



art quarter budapest’s International Artist-in-Residence program hosts the following disciplines:

Visual arts
Performing arts
Music and sound art
Literature and literary translation
Architecture, illustration and design
Art theory, curatorial and art management


Our residence program offers all entering participants a fully furnished private 20 m2 room within a communal apartment located on the aqb premises, as well as a studio space catering to the project’s requirements.
Studios are assigned based on the project requirements. All studios are heated, have natural light, ventilation, wi-fi and are accessible 24/7.


We offer varied services to integrate our residents into the local art scene and assist in establishing professional connections that best support their work and career. The residency program offers broad possibilities for artists, including cooperation among various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration. Mediation in organizing a solo show or presentations as a closure of the residency period at aqb. Meetings and lectures with Hungarian curators and art critics.


1 to 3 months.


The fee for participating in the aqb Artist-in-Residence Program is EUR 850 per month. This fee serves as an important contribution to the maintenance and operation of our institution.


Applicants should send the following material as a pdf to Dorottya Magyar: md@aqb.hu

  • Professional CV.
  • A portfolio of related works.
    ◦ Visual artists: images or video links.
    ◦ Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video
links and reviews.
    ◦ Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements.
  • A project description which clearly elaborates the residency
goals and the work to be created while at aqb.
    ◦ Performing artists: the description should contain a list
of production partners and expected date and place of
the first performance.
  • A statement explaining how coming to aqb, to Budapest, or to
Hungary is relevant to the development of your project. For example, how does the geographic, social, political or cultural dynamics of Budapest, Hungary play a role in your project?
  • Completion of the downloadable application form.


aqb is located about 10 kms from Budapest's city centre, near the Danube River. The public transport system is comfortable and efficient, with several bus lines (including night bus service) and a train line running close to aqb.