I conducted this interview with Maja and Reuben Fowkes on the occasion of the recent publication of two of their books. River Ecologies and The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism show how environmental discourse, albeit an essentially global one, has important regional dimensions and specific local histories.
The tactical media campaign Abortourism took the form of a fictional travel agency operated by a group of artists in Budapest. The project was preceded by thorough research: its creators surveyed abortion laws, pregnancy termination and contraception technologies in various European countries. Based on this research, the agency set up fictional travel packages containing the costs of abortion (be it an operation or a pill), travel, and accommodation. Started in late 2014, the project called attention to the existing phenomenon of abortion tourism, a special form of health tourism, and, through this, to privileges, repressions, and taboos surrounding reproductive rights.