Kate Kurucz’s solo exhibition Haza is an immersive installation which sensitively unpacks her family’s experience of migration, dislocation and adaptation through paint on glass animation. Drawing on family memories, this installation evokes the drive-in cinema and takes its title from the Hungarian word for ‘home’.
Date: 13 August 2023 – end of January 2024
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide SA 5000
Kurucz’s ‘Haza’ was inspired by the stories of her Grandmother and explores her family’s experience of being uprooted from Hungary in 1957. Like most post-war migrants, the Kurucz’s didn’t have much money and didn’t speak the language. For entertainment, the family would park outside of the drive-in, watch the films and make up stories. The drive-in movies were a way for Kate’s family to process their own story through the characters seen on screen. Through Haza we get a chance to rethink our own predecessors’ experience.
Haza explores loneliness, connection and cinema in a bringing together of analogue and digital.
HAZA is presented as part of the 2023 SALA Festival: South Australian Living Artists Festival