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Marianne Csaky Desire, Subjectivity and Personal History

I am deeply interested in the questions of desire, subjectivity, and personal history. I am about to find out the process of how we are creating our present, based on the subjective interpretation and personal interpretations of our own past. How desire sews the textile of story, remembrance and forgetfulness. Throughout my works, I apply films and photos, which I rewrite, re-sew, turn up and reorganize these.
In the Time Leap - Time Jump series I attempted to grab the process of reinterpreting remembrance and past. The obvious aim here is always to change our present. The base of the Light Box series is based upon old family photos. I made a copy of the black-and-white glass negatives that were made during my childhood. Then in 2007 and 2008 I re-photoed myself in these scenes and I inserted the colorful negative of my shape into the original photo. This way I am represented twice: then and now.


As second part of Time Leap the ”Sewn Photos” were made in 2008.In case of the Video Stills I enlarged the recently taken video recordings’ pics. I wanted to record recordings that generally allude to desire and passion, though the subject of desire is not represented in the picture. I sewed old characters from old family photos made of velvet to the photos. These appear as creators of the most intimate and personal characters of my present time, whom I rewrite and re-sew as well.
For the bases of Madonna and the Queen I used old family photographs. I was always excited about set photos, where characters wanted to get disguised in others masks, so as to become what they always wanted to be, to create a lifestyle they always strived for. I sewed the characters made of velvet from old family photos to the enlarged black-and-white photos. These people were always captives and creators of the familiar and historical narrative and after all, this process is actually the creation, the evolvement, and the removal of our own identity.

In the Bilocation series I elaborated found pictures again. The bases of the works compound of five photographs taken from a cellulites film. It is not easy to find out that the film was probably made in Europe at a family celebration. The film records spontaneous scenes of the cozy and tense event. It is well-known that spontaneous social togetherness have their own and recognizable spatial dynamics and rituals. Just like the amateur recordings’ spontaneous aesthetics and picturesque upon which we can set the things seen in time and space. The other layer of the works, on coal drawings, the scenes are amended with another character, a young Korean woman, who simultaneously becomes a significant part and spectator of events.
The Asian woman, just like in the Dream my Dream series takes part as my alter ego. She listens and reacts to the events which are happening at the picture but due to the differing psychic and coal drawing, she distracts the scene. The characters of the work’s two layers observe the same thing from different point of views and they are interpreting it in a different point of view.
I was about to watch and demonstrate history through someone else’s eyes which always generates new aspects in the process of interpretation and reinterpretation and it offers remedy and escape from the captivity of fixed pictures.
My works are experiments through I want to see and prove that the fundamental concepts of soul, spirit, and how universal and personal our desires and aspirations are.

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1052 Budapest Hungary 

Monday to Fridays 11:00 - 17:00
To schedule an appointment, contact us.

Address
5. Galamb Street
1052-Budapest Hungary 

Monday to Fridays 11:00 - 17:00
To schedule an appointment, contact us.


Address
5. Galamb Street
1052-Budapest
Hungary 

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+36 304566920


+36 304357443
+36 304566920

+36 304357443
+36 304566920

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lena@lenaroselligallery.com

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