2005, single-channel looped video with sound, 5'40"
Wind turbines wherever you look, all the way from here to the horizon. Their blades are shown from various perspectives as they cut into the air. Time after time, a blade cuts a hole into the sky and allows us a peep into the next level: flashes of scenes in villages and cities – memories. The frames from a documentary film and road movie recall the peculiar athmosphere of Hungary in the 1980s. The cuts are only a second or two long, but they become connected, associated, and the dramaturgy is strengthened by the turbines coming closer and closer.
thanks to Andrea Regõs, Erika Deák
(...) Don Quijote’s museful idealism has retained its charm for many centuries, and his figure has even become they symbol of the artist. (...) In the video installation titled Past cuts, at first we see wind turbines in wide shot, then they gradually close up to the viewer to the point where we see the details of blades, compared to the initial wide shot, where we saw a distant view of several turbines cutting into the air. In addition to all that, the film is projected on the wall in a way that it leaves only a narrow path for the viewers, exposing them to the threat of being attacked by the turbines. The monotonous rhythm of the rotation of the blades evokes associations of eternal recurrence, and the monotony of their movement is time and again interrupted by scenes from cities projected between the blades. These frames have a totally different atmosphere, and they return in the Super-8 film assemblage projected in the room after the next. The scenes from the Super-8 movie, rotate in the air ‘falling victims’ of the blades that sweep away ‘reality’ and its objects (e.g. cars). (...)
Új Mûvészet, Budapest