Call for the “Direct Week” (1972)

Direct Week

The chapel at Balatonboglár will be available to us July 1–8, 1972.
We can hope to broaden our possibilities through direct contacts. Our program makes use of means through which we can obtain direct feedback. In other words the audience comes into contact with us not through contemplation but through activity.
From July 1 to 7 we will hold a “DIRECT WEEK.” (So we are not organizing an “exhibition” and we don’t make use of classical means.)
On July 8 we will “reorganize” the “canceled” AVANT-GARDE FESTIVAL, which was originally to be held on April 30. (We will send out invitations for the events of the day.)
One can contribute to the completion of DIRECT WEEK in two ways:
a/ personally – : presentations, concepts evolved on site, happenings, events, body, agitation, other actions.
b/ through various media – : film, slide, tape recorder, projects, concept sheets, messages, correspondence, environments, etc.
The AVANT-GARDE FESTIVAL program will begin in the early afternoon and continue until late evening.
The program is essentially identical with the one previously planned.
You must provide whatever accessories you may need. (There are only sockets.)
Participants: the participants of the AF + Margit Rajczy, Péter Türk.

Villány, June 18 1972.

Source:  Artpool Art Research Center

Törvénytelen avantgárd. Galántai György balatonboglári kápolnaműterme 1970–1973 [Illegal Avant-garde, the Balatonboglár Chapel Studio of György Galántai 1970–1973], eds. Júlia Klaniczay and Edit Sasvári  (Artpool–Balassi, Budapest, 2003): 126.