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Immovable Land


2010 | installation | chamotte model of the Hungarian Parliament in 1:300, vibrating table, motion detector | 50x100x130 cm

“Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, ‘Yet once more,’ signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” Hebrews 12:26–27

Between 2004 and 2010, the artist-duo was preoccupied with the Bible and the possibilities to be active in a Christian community. To this day, the artist-duo continues to reflect on the dilemmas of this period and the studies he undertook at the time, either using them as a guiding principle or analyzing them from a critical perspective. He typically contrasts social phenomena with stories from the Bible.
In the work Immovable Land the symbol of the Hungarian state is brought into a paradox of stability, eternity as opposed to instability, fragility.
The scale model of the building of the Hungarian Parliament is built on a solid metal core, but by placing it onto a vibrating table which gets in motion by censoring a visitor, the object, the symbol of the Hungarian statehood yields it to its own inevitable destruction. According to the concept, any renovation of the installation is prohibited. The process is complete when the last particle of dust falls from the table.


After the first exhibition

2010 | "Immovamble Land" | Viltin Gallery, Budapest

 
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On the first exhibition

2010 | "Immovamble Land" | Viltin Gallery, Budapest

 
On the second exhibition

2011 | "Autumn Saloon" | István Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár

 
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On the second exhibition

2011 | "Autumn Saloon" | István Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár

 
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On the third exhibition

2012 | "What is Hungarian?" | Kunsthalle, Budapest

 
After the third exhibition

2012 | "What is Hungarian?" | Kunsthalle, Budapest

 
After the third exhibition

2012 | "What is Hungarian?" | Kunsthalle, Budapest

 
On the fourth exhibition

29.09.2013 - 30.11.2013 | "Out of the Museum and into the Streets" / Hungarian Contemporary Art after 2010 | Pavelhaus, Laafeld, Austria | photo by Gabriella Csoszó

Artists: Free Artists (HU), Gabriella Csoszó / Freedoc (HU), Outer Space (HU), Erika Baglyas (HU), Borsos Lőrinc (HU), Tibor Horváth (HU), András Király (HU), Szabolcs Kisspál (HU), Csaba Nemes (HU), Ilona Németh (HU), János Sugár (HU)
And a glance back at: Miklós Erdély, Gyula Pauer, Sándor Pinczehelyi, Endre Tót

Curated by: Adele Eisenstein (USA/HU)