Still from the film “In Limbo” by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke, 2022

Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke, Pedro Rodolpho Ramos — In Limbo

May 11 — May 11, 2024

Film screening – In Limbo (2022, 32 min, engl OV)
Followed by talk and music
Presented by YELLOW SOLO at R50
Ritterstrasse 50, 10969 Berlin
(Club room in the basement of the residential  building)

May 11, Saturday
Door opens: 8:30 pm
Starts: 9 pm
Free admission

„Starting from the fragmented architecture of the Freedom Square in Budapest, a biographical and multi-perspective photofilm that negotiates the upheavals of the post war years unfolds.“ (Catalogue 39th Short Film Festival Hamburg, Section German Competition.)

The film “In Limbo” (2022) shows attempts of self-determination contrasted with the history of Freedom Square in Budapest. In the centre of the square, surrounded by grandiose buildings, is a park with sculptures and monuments that commemorate both the struggle for freedom and the loss of liberty.

The visual narrative of still images and animations, accompanied by voice-over and music, presents, among other topics, the personal story of the systematic avoidance of military service in 1970s Hungary.

The projection is followed by a talk of the three artists on their collaboration. They discuss: musical composition, inspiration, research, manipulation, sampling, disturbances, moving and non-moving images in a cinematography context.

Still from the film “In Limbo” by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke, 2022

IN LIMBO Cast & Team
Narrators: Atanáz Babinchak, Péter Forgács, Gusztáv Hámos, Isabelle Redfern
Translation: Finbarr Morin, Gusztáv Hámos
Music Concept: Gusztáv Hámos
Film Composers, Film Score: Gusztáv Hámos, Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Sound Mix: Martin Steyer
Sound Editor: Gaston Ibarroule
Studio: The Post Republic
Music extracts by Franz Liszt (Interpretation by Pedro Rodolpho Ramos), Justin Stewart Robinson, Bertolt Pohl, Mick Harvey, Die Haut, Buse Simsek, Ágnes Kamondy

Photography: Gusztáv Hámos
Editing: Katja Pratschke
Digital image editing: Isidor Hámos
Typography: Tim Kellner
Animation, Grading, DCP: Slaughterhouse GmbH
Colorist: Moritz Peters
3D Modeling, Animation: Ramus Kaulitzke
Animation: Armano Forster

Written and directed by  Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke
Producer: Katja Pratschke

Supported by: Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

As media artists and artistic researchers, Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke have been working together on the theory and practice of intermedia arts for over 20 years. Thus, their artistic practice includes video, film, photography, interactive and site-specific installations, walk-in 360° cinema spaces, VR experiences as well as the curation of exhibitions, symposia, film series and publications. They work with the contextualisation of acoustic, visual and haptic media, which enables them to inspire viewers to recognise contemporary totalitarian tendencies in society.
Since 2002 they investigate with photofilms how human cognition is changed by cinematography and which consequences the recording of image phases has for our perception of time, space, and movement. 
Their works are exhibited internationally (currently at the Ludwig Museum Budapest: Time Machine) Gusztáv Hámos’ video works are in important collections (Museum of Modern Art New York, Centre George Pompidou Paris, ZKM/Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Kunstsammlung NRW, NBK Berlin etc.).

Pedro Rodolpho Ramos is a media artist from Goiânia, Brazil, based in Berlin. Working with film, sound arts and immersive media, his intermedia practice spans electroacoustic composition, FullDome, live AV performances, documentary filmmaking and audiovisual installations. His works have already been showcased internationally in over fifteen countries, including at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA DocLab), Ars Electronica Campus, and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in Montréal.

Special thanks to György Jaksity, Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer and to the residents of Ritterstrasse 50.