Mark Fridvalszki

  • Hungary (b. 1981 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Berlin, Germany.


Environment "9,81"

Environment "9,81"

  • 2017

  • "Diorama für das Material" & "Bestimmtes Moment" & "Hagere Geometrie - The Dragon"
  • Environment "9,81" - thumbnail "Hagere Geometrie - The Dragon" - thumbnail Environment "9,81" - thumbnail "Steingrau" (detail) - thumbnail Environment "9,81" - thumbnail "Steingrau"  - thumbnail "Hagere Geometrie - 1985, Leipzig" (ver. β) - thumbnail Environment "9,81" - thumbnail "Bestimmtes Moment" - thumbnail

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    "9,81" | 2017

Solo show at Art+Text, Budapest /// Different natural, artificial, living, technological (synthetic), social or ’bodiless’ materialities confront each other through a sensible display that delves into martial economies, ecological concerns and in situ explorations. Naturally, these materialities interact with each other and are situated at different ’evolutionary’ stages between genesis and erosion. A red thread through the artistic forms is provided by the experience of nostalgia as a concept of refuge and uncanny memories. While challenging modernist concepts of optimistic utopias, we need to watch, as they lie converged into dystopic, ruin-like fields. Thus the exhibition targets these globally sketched ideas as a starting point for both material experiments as well as a printed matter (published by Technologie und das Unheimliche). It is on the one hand a synthetic, self-reflexive approach, on the other hand it touches on concrete forms and ideas from military technologies (”Hagere Geometrie - The Dragon”, ”Steingrau”, a.o.) to the modernity concept of the 20th century (”This material, in its first stage, is the color. El Lissitzky, 1920”). Furthermore, the material surroundings in Leipzig, situated in the vicinity of the inner city, where partly hidden and mainly empty stands the former Staasi-Zentrale from the 1980s, reminiscent in the abstract granite reliefs of a not-so-far-away past resonating towards the future (”Hagere Geometrie - 1985, Leipzig"). The artistic lens is nevertheless a technological one, edited and researched through engines and algorithms, sonically moved in collaborative projects with techno-musicians (”Hommage für das Material III.”). Understanding our everyday life through geological ages brings automatically about macro perspective perceptions. The goal is the comprehension of Homo sapiens' actual state from the side of technology, ecology, economy and society -- by scanning its landscape.