CONTINUITY

 

The project was inspired by a reconstruction of the Square of Ferenciek in Budapest, Hungary, which took place in 2013. The Continuity project was finalised in June 2014, and it was in Porto – where I was living at the time – where my ideas and thoughts surfaced to win their final form in art. What was visible to the eye was a cordon tape, but as I immersed myself into the seemingly never-ending lengths of ribbon, a symbolic meaning occurred to me. Not only did the tape manage to seperate and divide, a metamorphosis took place where the old became new. This phenomenon is present in our lives. It’s a constant dialogue between generations and it never ceases to end. Just as it happens within generations, the methamorphosis also happens individually. „The cordon was suddenly everywhere. I felt that it’s presence was like a net engulfing the whole town.” Since 2014 I have been collecting documentional photographs for the Continuity project, and on all the images I have, the cordon motive is present. My installation is part of the project. Separated public places have motivated me to create my own public place that I can „monopolize” and block by art, even if I don’t have the right to do so, but by persuing my idea, I am able to give the public a new and incomparable experience. In this instance, I was interested to find out how the everyday onlooker would react to the installation. I was searching for disharmony between a universal sign and how one reacts to the sign, once interpreting the its meaning individually. I showcased this project in 2016 at the exhibiton hall of GAP where I adorned the cordon around and across the room, which intertwined and gave a feeling of closure, similar to what Marcel Duchamp did by his ‘Twine Installation’ at the “First Papers of Surrealism” Exhibition, in NYC, 1942.