Exhibition "astronomi" Andras Csefalvay,
View into the exhibition at SODA gallery
30. September - 11. November 2011
Cs.A.: I am still have an interest in following the story of Pluto. Since from 2006 when Pluto was discarded from the astronomical planet category strange things are happening. At first Pluto was unsure and felt sadness, yet had found consolation in his spouse - Charon. But later he wished for revenge, to repay those people, who so easily intervene with fates of others. It was a precedent. And that freedom between word categories has grown to monstrous magnitudes, therefore it was time to act. I did not understand my own role, it all began when Pluto came to visit me one day.
He asked me to liquidate all the other eight planets, so that the category ceases to
exist. I understood my role as saving the word. And I have even carried it out - with smaller difficulties. But when I meet Pluto for the second time, he looked old and desolate. This exhibition is about our second meeting.
Michal Pěchouček: All the exhibitions which András composes with great care appear as film montages, with actors, music and dialogues. Yet it would be a mystification to
entitle him as a video-artist. Audiovisual innovations and the cultivation of sensuality are not of his concern. András is much more a playwright and a writer, whose work simply needs to be read from beginning to end. This author does not even see a boundary between artistic practice and theoretical research, which is clear not only from his videoessays, but mostly from his philosophical text Voldemort, which was printed this year in an edition of three. In this essay he says it is advisable
to simulate certain problems on a factual story. Since the unavoidable reduction,
analogy to the whole appears less convenient – so rather than a simulation of the
whole, truthfulness can be tested on parts.
The stories, which are more or less known to everyone, and which should encompass
something about truth, András as storyteller discovers deeper, enriches the legends
with new additions, romantic décor, he creates maquettes with a nostalgic perspective. He cannot allow himself to turn against the myth, his works are to be taken with all its seriousness, lyricism and pathos. He himself is the hero of this ideal world, the author does not disappear. He is aware of his extraordinary abilities and at the same time his human limitations too, and also the fact that he
in a way represents the modernistic and a little comical idea of the artist the savior of mankind. Still this character does not fill all expectations of a universal superhero. András places himself in the role, as is: an uncertain but courageous, shy and somewhat shortsighted person. He is not easily read, and rather unpredictable.
The character carried with the flow, while the author, incorrupted, directs or reconstructs from a safe distance. This is why he will never be one of us.
Simone Weil: Imaginary evil is romantic a varied; real evil is gloomy,
monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; ...