- multi channel video installation, ed. 3 + 1 AP
- single channel video, ed. 5 + 1 AP
Curious objects, elements of architectural imagination are taken from 43 sci-fi movies and cartoons. Some lines of their structure become highlighted graphically, and in each scene, these lines turn into a black-and-white 3D image, like a scale model. Miracles that once were utopias, a collection of images of the future.
thanks to Gyula Várnai, Balázs Fekete, DNN, Ede Gaál
... This 18’38” video, made in 2005, is composed of scenes from 43 emblematic movies and cartoons, including 2001 Space Odyssey, E.T., Armageddon, Dune, Star Trek, The Terminator, Mézga család (The Mézga Family), Kisvakond (The Little Mole), Orion Spaceship, Solaris and Blade Runner. At certain moments, all the whirling images freeze at the same time, their colours fade into metal gray, and the outlines of the spatial structures in each image become very distinct.
... We can see how filmmakers in the not too distant past imagined the future, we see its fragments, ‘excavate’ the scale models of unattained, unfulfilled utopias. From our position fixed in the present, we see illusions of the future through the past – looking at familiar fragments, we remember the things that have not come to be yet.
Most of us have our own memories of all or many of the scenes, and our familiarity with them makes us feel secure. As a result, the swarming of the thousands of images, the future that can be imagined in so many ways does not make us anxious – much to the contrary: the concreteness of the illusions comforts us. With the future filtered through the past, we come to feel nostalgia for it. We get the feeling that by remembering, by recollecting the images of the future, the future becomes tangible.