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In his artistic practice based on alternative strategies of storytelling, András Cséfalvay seeks new per- spectives on the functioning of knowledge and language, as well as on the effects of science on our interpretation of reality. In his videos, different spiritual and scientific views are confronted and played off against each other. This kind of con- frontation between different worldviews and the models interpreting, classifying and organizing reality reveals some processes of decision-making, power relations, aspects of authority, and indi- vidual, communal or even national interests under- lying (scientific) facts. Facts are not tools that take us further towards an understanding of an absolute truth, as it is a merely superfluous and arrogant assumption that this one truth – if it exists at all – would be accessible to us. Facts are driven by interests and affected by different types of relations. The foundations of science and their terminologies are also based on factors influenced by political, economic and cultural circumstances, therefore these concepts are embedded in that same world that they intend to describe. In this sense, science can be regarded as a cultural activity.
Science is a very effective way of representing the world, however, according to Cséfalvay, it is always important to examine in each case whether in a given situation it is science that is in fact the most effective tool in doing so. András Cséfalvay sees his own responsibility and the role of art in shining a light on spots that science cannot reach, in amplifying voices that would remain silent and through this, he argues for the grounds of invisible worlds. Within our realm framed within rules and rational systems, he seeks for the relevant position of the destruction of these same rules, the omni- present reversibility of facts, the mystery, or the inexplicable.
Solo show in Soda Gallery.
Model for Extinction Survival: Take to the Sky.
some time in the future...