program 2001: science + fiction Media art exhibition Hidden Parameters Films by Miklós Erdély update 2.0 Contemporary German media art exhibition Science and Fiction in Media Art, International symposium Exhibition in the Barcsay Hall of the Hungarian Academy of
Fine Arts

2 spaces/ 2001

My present work is a part of the series whose sketches I made approximately three years ago. I drew up these sketches about different subjects pertaining to ideas and questions I was concerned with. It was not making documents or types of notes I was mainly interested in, but the system in which fragments of ideas began to communicate in reference to one another; they started to make connections undiscovered by me up till then. My first attempt was to make the results of my systemization in an A/4 size format visual, and even then I was using many planes. I achieved this through the physical layers of tracing, and so the different levels could be separated from one another. My goal was to keep the planes on which the texts lay, but also occupying my thoughts was the idea of space, which was outlined by placing these planes behind one another.
The concept of the construction of the planes was proportioned so ideas which were more personal were placed on layers further back in the space while the association link became more arbitrary and subjective. On the highest level I used general words like family, human, belief, love, etc. and I grouped words of more personal and intimate intonation on lower levels, and I also increased their numbers from plane to plane. I also tried to keep with the system of having words of the same value and theme on one level so they would characterize a circle of thought even if they are independent and separated.
When I outgrew the A/4 format, I started to use the planes of the wall as a next step. I brought about a partition of the levels by diminishing of the size of the letters from level to level. Though it was on one plane again, through this I became enriched by the possibility of building a new kind of space. At my exhibit in Kolozsvár, I used a darkened space and UV light in order for the atmosphere of the space to be complete. The text-carpet covering the walls was like an artificial sky made of letters.
This work made for my diploma presentation is a link in the chain of these antecedents. What I find especially important now is that the space in which we are confronted with these ideas should be an intimate, macro-space, designed for one person. It is also crucial that before we step into these booths, we survey the size and form from the outside in order to experience a completely different space on the inside, drawn by the words.