Role: Composition and performance

...A dark room is always a place for becoming that cultivates an internally differentiated sameness. It is a gateway into the infinite variation of being. Beyond representation.

Phoenix invites the audience to unpick the hidden correspondence of dark rooms and black boxes. Beyond representation; basically, that is the substance environment where Phoenix leads us. It explores the endless potentiality of reality blurring darkness in a decentralized, immersive cruising labyrinth, where looped scenes happen all around. In Phoenix the methodologies of dance, role-playing, poetics, sound, AR, and live streaming are combined to break the line between realities, making the spectators get lost in the Minotaur’s maze. It revolves around the politics of desire and ecstasy, the difficulties of intimacy and the normative structures evolving in today’s queer scenes. Meanwhile it raises the questions: what can be experienced with the public and how can something be expressed publicly that is usually hidden and secret?

Credits, collaborators and supports:

Created and performed by Gyula Muskovics, Tamás Páll, and Viktor Szeri
Music composition and performance: Tamás Marquetant & András Molnár

Performed and exhibited at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU; MU Theater, Budapest, HU; House of Arts, Brno, CZ; MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; Kolorádó Festival, Budapest, HU; Ubik Eklektik Festival, Budapest, HU; dunaPart V - Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts, Budapest, HU


Year: 2018-2020

Past events and performances

Phoenix @ DunaPart V

in 2019 Phoenix was selected to be part of the Hungarian DunaPart V - Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts is Budapest

Három Holló, Budapest, HU

Jan 2019

Photos by: Krisztina Csányi

Phoenix @ Ubik Ekletik

Site specific durational performance at the Ubik Eklektik Festival in Zsámbék, Hungary. The venue was an abandoned military silo.

Ubik Ekletik Festival, Budapest, HU

Sep 2019

Photos by: Orsi Varga

Phoenix @ Kolorádó

Site specific performance at Kolorádó Festival in Budapest, Hungary. With the participation of Levente Juhász.

Kolorádó Festival, Budapest, HU

Jul 2020

Photos by: Mihály Podobni, Gergely Ofner

Phoenix @ MeetFactory

In 2019 Hollow took part in MeetFactory's Artis in Residence program in Prague where they performed Phoenix.

MeetFactory, Prague, CZ

Feb 2019

Photos by: Libor Galia

Phoenix @ Brno House of Arts

In 2019 Hollow participated in the group show 'We will not change our show' at the House of Arts in Brno with an immersive installation of Phoenix.

Exhibition curated by Gyula Muskovics & Martin Vanek


Participants: Veronika Bromová (CZ), Alex Bălă + Paul Dunca/Paula Dunker = #FLUID (RO), Jan Matýsek (CZ), Ruben Montini (IT), Kateřina Olivová (CZ), Gyula Muskovics + Tamás Páll + Viktor Szeri = Phoenix (HU), Karol Radziszewski (PL), Sergey Shabohin (BY), Lilla Szász (HU) + Express Yourself

Brno House of Arts, CZ

Apr 2019

Photos by: Michaela Dvořáková

Phoenix @ Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Phoenix was first presented as a durational performance in the empty spaces of a long-abandoned supermarket near Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest.

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU

Sep 2018