GCAS Artist Member
As tanks were approaching I was torn away from my sandbox in my hometown Budapest at the age of three and a half. Our family fled to Switzerland. My search for a new sandbox led me to India, into agriculture, rock music, performance, theatre, theatrepedagogy and now I am visualizing this search for “Terratorium” in the project “flags”. As flags are grandiosely propagating annihilating nationalisms I go in the opposite direction (I flee ? I resist ?) to an “arte veramente povera” where I invent flagobjects and performances like “whiteflagwaving” to investigate the phenomenon “flag” and its seducing power as first moving informator. In this project there is also a sandbox with its deeply confusing ambivalence as playground for children and military. Gabriel is associated with the Global Centre for Advanced Studies as a Student Researcher and GCAS Artist Member.