Laszlo Farkas is a Hungarian media producer, DJ and Roma LGBTQI activist. He is the main organizer of the Roma LGBTQI floats for Budapest Pride, which has inspired many other important Roma LGBTQI Pride movements in Europe. He is the founder and editor of a queer Roma media project called “QRTV Europa” and the international minority radio project called “Radio Shun.es”. He gained his experiences in communication, film and media production at one of Hungary’s largest television channels and as the social media team leader of a media agency. Based on his initiative, hashtags and QR codes were tested and used on screen in Hungarian television for the first time. In 2014, he was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Dr. Varga Jozsef Hungarian Rural Talent Encouragement Program as an “exemplary career starter”. Between 2015 and 2017, he was member of the online jury in digital media awards for the leading Hungarian creative communications magazine, Kreativ.hu. László Farkas was nominated for the Hungarian Roma Press Center Prize called “Aranypánt-díj” which is awarded to successful Hungarian Roma youth. In 2018, he was one of the artists of the Roma Biennale in Berlin. In 2019, he was the jury member of AKE DIKHEA?, the Berlin International Romani Film Festival.
About Gypsyrobot (former DJ profile):
Gypsyrobot is the only currently known living member of Dr. Gero’s secret entertainer Cyborg-series #4. Similarly to #16, who was modeled to Gero’s dead son, the body of Gypsyrobot was deliberately designed to a gentle soul, in alignment with his entertaining nature, and in order to avoid the risk of being destroyed by him. Gero was originally planned to create android twins – one female, one male – using a future Hungarian-Gypsy couples’ genes, but an unidentified radioactive radiation reached the laboratory during the experiment. As the result of the radiation, he was no longer sure in the goodness of his creations, therefore he wanted to keep them far from himself. He traveled back to the Future and implemented the embryos into the original biological mother. The female fetus did not survive the vicissitudes, but the Universe already sent down two souls. They finally arrived in one remained, male body.
This is how Gypsyrobot was born to the other side of the Earth with two souls and Gypsy roots, with their aim: to make Humans entertain and dance with the music and images from the Past, the Present and the Future.
The female soul of Gypsyrobot is Lacika. Her main musical profile is disco, prescribed by her biological father. The male soul is called Kui, he plays in the genres house and techno mainly. Kui produces the own videoloops of Gypsyrobot. The simultaneous presence of two souls operates Gypsyrobot, who collects, plays and creates regardless of genre for a refreshing and soul-liberating musical and visual experience. The running programs on Gypsyrobot call to life the other members of the “One-man Gypsy Band”, farkaslaszlo and L4.
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