Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Igor Buharov, Ivan Buharov, HU

Kornél Szilágyi and Nándor Hevesi have been working together under the pseudonym Igor & Ivan Buharov since 1995. Their films, mainly shot with a Super-8 camera, combine experimental filmmaking methods with aspects of storytelling. The protagonists in their films are usually amateurs and friends whose specific language and dialogue contributes to an atmosphere of timelessness and uncertainty of place. Their new film, inspired by the poem Rudderless (1971) by Hungarian poet István Domonkos (1940), is a modern epic, a self-analysis of a person living in minority status in Yugoslavia in the early 1970s. The poem is a journey through the world, passing through different political and economic situations, both collective and private.