ARTIST PROFILE

Agnes Eva Molnar

  • Hungary (b. 1980 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Agnes Eva Molnar is a media artist, adjunct assistant professor.

REPRESENTATION

Hundred Times #11 - I am not going to spark off a revolution

Hundred Times #11 - I am not going to spark off a revolution

  • 2014
  • Digital Photograph, edition of 5
  • inkjet print, acid free matte paper, aluminum dibond sheet
  • 40 x 40 cm
  • Hundred Times #1 - I will not fight against my raper - thumbnail Hundred Times #2 - I will go to church every Sunday - thumbnail Hundred Times #4 - I will not march for my stolen salary - thumbnail Hundred Times #5 - I stop being attractive - thumbnail Hundred Times #6 - I stop being gay - thumbnail Hundred Times #7 - I won't be bad - thumbnail Hundred Times #8 - I will change the color of my skin - thumbnail Hundred Times #9 - I won't fight again - thumbnail Hundred Times #10 - I will give birth to several children - thumbnail Hundred Times #11 - I am not going to spark off a revolution - thumbnail

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    Hundred Times | 2014 - 2015

As most of the social questions and phenomena appear on both macro and micro levels, conflict can rooted in disagreement between cultures, also between individuals, or can appear as a clash of interests between the individual and the authority. My series reflects this latter one. The social role that is taken or chosen by the individual often contrasts with the role expected by the society and the authorities. Power prefers obedient citizens who keep rules and laws, authority standardizes, punishes rule breakers, penalizes. Penalty - independent from its degree - burns its marks on one's personality, in given cases on their bodies as well. One of the most well-known punishments that appears even in elementary school is writing down hundred times the promise not to break rules ever again. I use this form of penalty applied on body-parts in the form of the promises of the imaginary Obedient Citizen.