Spectacle

People usually perceive the world through technical images. In the digital era, the manipulation of the image is easier than ever before. Our knowledge of the world is distorted by the technical images. The Spectacle series deals with this distorting effect.

Year: 2015
Format: 90×135 cm giclée print, 3 mm dibond, box frame

Spektákulum / Spectacle

Spektákulum / Spectacle

Spektákulum / Spectacle

Peter Sarkozi is fed with a Hamburger

This video is a paraphrase of Andy Warhol’s short film “Andy Warhol eating a hamburger”, in which the artist eats a Burger King hamburger with Heinz catchup. The original video was shot in 1981. The person has changed, but the brands are the same. For companies like theese we are just consumers who need to be fed.

Year: 2013
Format: 3:28 Full HD MOV video
Screenings:
2015 Conceptions, Random Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi
2014 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Sárközi Pétert megetetik egy hamburgerrel / Peter Sarkozi is fed with a Hamburger

Sárközi Pétert megetetik egy hamburgerrel / Peter Sarkozi is fed with a Hamburger

TV Mediatation

TV Meditation is a video installation about the suggestive nature of television. The content of the monitor remains hidden until the viewer puts on special pair of glasses. With the glasses on the viewer can watch a video about a blank screen coming closer to him/her, until the entire screen becomes empty again.

Year: 2013
Format: 22″ LCD, 45x55x55 cm pedestal, 1680×1050 pixel MP4 video loop
Screenings:2014 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Exhibitions:2015 Conceptions, Random Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi

TV meditáció / TV Meditation

TV meditáció / TV Meditation

ID

On their official website the Hungarian Police have released security camera images of wanted people. Although these images are for identification purposes, this is nearly impossible due to the low resolution of the cameras. This contradiction inspired the ID project, a series of portraits, cut out from the security camera video stills.

Year: 2013
Format: 80×80 cm giclée print, 3mm dibond, box frame
Exhibitions:
2015 Essl Art Award, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Art Market, Budapest, Hungary

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Measurement

In this video installation I measure the financial and the artistic value of Damien Hirst’s diamond skull called ‘For the Love of God’, which is one of the most expensive contemporary artworks. The installation consists of two parts, a televison and a pedestal. The pedestal holds a glass bowl full of apples. As time passes the apples begin to rot and lose weight. The pedestal measures the weight of these apples, and lowers the opacity of the image on the screen.

Year: 2013
Format: 40″ LED TV, 30x30x90 cm pedestal
Programming: Dénes Sebestyén, Márk Péter Vargha
Exhibitions:
2015 Conceptions, Random Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi
2013 ELSŐK/DIPLOMA, Budapest, Gregersen Palota

Mérték / Measurement

Mérték / Measurement

Mérték / Measurement

Mérték / Measurement

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Mérték / Measurement

Viewpoint

In this video installation I experiment with the role of the viewer and the artwork. As the viewers interact with the installation they become part of it as a living statue and the artwork takes their former role as the viewers. Where is the line between these two roles?

Year: 2012
Size: 40″ LED TV, 45x45x40 cm pedestal, 4:20 Full HD MP4 video
Programming: Dénes Sebestyén
Electronics: Attila Wágner
Exhibitions:
2015 Essl Art Award, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2013 National Conference of Art Students’ Associations,
2012 A Nose for Pixels, Budapest, Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi

Screenings:
2014 Strange Viewpoints short film night, Attention – A hely, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Valley of Arts Festival, Taliándörögd, Hungary
2013 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Awards: 2013 National Conference of Art Students’ Associations, Installation section 2nd prize

Nézőpont / Viewpoint

Nézőpont / Viewpoint