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The 3rd Half
2019

GDP / Galeie TIC, Brno, Czech Republic
20 02 — 04 05

Curator: Borbála Szalai / Collaboration: Daniel Hüttler / Special Guests: Vanda Kováříková + Vojta Fröhlich / Graphic Design: Előd Janky / Installation: Ondřej Bělica, Adam Hejduk / Photo: Dávid Biró / Thanks to Péter Bencze, Takács Ákos (Red Bull), Linda Gergely, Endre Kis, Erik Mátrai, Meetlab, Márton Emil Tóth

Law of Excluded Middle

One of the basic principles of logic, the law of excluded middle states that either one of two contradicting statements must be true. There is no third, middle option.
The fictive, androgynous identity engendered ten years ago and developed ever since by the collaboration of János Borsos and Lilla Lőrinc, has been effortlessly toppling such axioms of logic for years. On the occasion of their solo exhibition at Galerie TIC, building on the dichotomy of the two opposite poles while at once surpassing it, the artists make an attempt to transcend the logical systems they have constructed for themselves over the last years. In a manner leaving behind their distinctive themes, the critique of national identity, their subsequent explorations into couple’s therapy and the individual mythological universe of black enamel paint (Blaek) constructed in close connection with these, the current exhibition marks new frontiers for Lőrinc Borsos. This identity - which is a synthesis of the two poles - is now extended, as a number of artworks of the exhibition were made in collaboration with a third co-creator, Daniel Hüttler, thus giving rise to a new unit (Another Name) founded on mutual self-relinquishment.

Law of Identity

The exhibition space appears like some night club accommodating neo-occult, techno-spiritualist séances, in which the repetitive beats and fetish objects are complemented with diverse biblical, alchemical and mythological allusions. The basic rhythm is provided by an anthropomorphic shape also related to alchemical and other (religious/personal) references. This shape is an arbitrarily selected element of the marquetry decorating the floor of the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, which Lőrinc Borsos has been employing in their work since 2016, and which – also arbitrarily – they have coupled with the Homunculus theory from 16th century alchemy. According to the concept, humans, or humanoid beings can be produced chemically in a glass flask, as in each sperm cell there is a fully formed human being, a small homunculus that simply grows over time. Not only does each spermatozoon contain a „small human”, but each of those also has sperms containing more small humans. This self-contained system can be imagined as a fractal-like infinite chain. On the one hand, the so-called homunculus form recurring in the exhibition space contains the essence, that is, itself (Hyperhomunculus); on the other hand, demonstrating an extraordinary kind of evolution, it guides us through different levels of self-transcendence.

Homunculus Paradox

With the help of diverse fetish objects, inward trips, spiritual retreats, or even a 12-step program based on a personal and fearless moral inventory, the exhibition is an attempt to reconstruct some already existing frameworks. It proposes such new systems that allow extremities, the categories of good and evil, you and me, or other bipolar opposites to dissolve in each other, systems that make it conceivable to cross over between different worlds and are capable of creating space for the third half.

Logo
in collaboration with Előd Janky
enamel on wall, variable size
2019

Moses Techno
diy trigger, fake stone, fountain with enamel
mechanics: Meetlab, Márk Radics
2016-2019

Moses Techno

Etalon
enamel, 20x30x5 cm
2016

N grave (H-1)
marble, 20x30x5 cm
2019

The Mark Has Been made I. (H-2)
enamel on wall, variable size
2019

Found Object
in collaboration with Endre Kis
horn, rubber, 30x30 cm
2019

Hyper Homunculus (H-1000)
in collaboration with Daniel Hüttler (Another Name)
metal, 7,5x7,5x14 cm
2018

Hyper Homunculus (H-1000)

Hyper Homunculus (H-1000)

The Mark Has Been made I. (H-2);
Fearless Moral Inventory; Pump My Ride

"I said, You are gods"
engraving, enamel, variable size
2019;
Saw (H-4 -)

"I said, You are gods" - detail;
Saw (H-4 -)

"I said, You are gods" - detail

"I said, You are gods" - detail;
Saw (H-4 -)

Saw (H-4 -)
marble, photo transfer, 20x30x5 cm
2019

Pump My Ride (H-3)
airclay, enamel, metal, 50x50x180 cm
2019

Pump My Ride (H-3) - detail

Pump My Ride (H-3) - detail

Fearless Moral Inventory
Red Bull fridge with hacked visual, objects
50x71x44 cm
2019

Fearless Moral Inventory

Fearless Moral Inventory

Saw (H-4 +)
marble 9x14x5 cm, digital scale
2019

M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction)
in collaboration with Daniel Hüttler (Another Name)
6 pieces of PFL objects, 1x1x0,5 mm each, digital scale
2019

Trigger
laquer, metal, mirror globe engine, 30x10x14 cm
2019

Trigger

Trigger

As Above So Below
in collaboration with Vanda Kováříková, Vojta Fröhlich
print on polyester, bones, 45x55 cm
2019

Bifurcation1-3
horn, metal chain, variable size
2018-2019
If I Cannot Sway The Heavens, I Will Raise Hell
wood, blanket, neon, fan, 50x140x200 cm
2019

Bifurcation 1-3;
If I Cannot Sway The Heavens, I Will Raise Hell

Bifurcation 2
horn, metal chain, variable size
2019

Bifurcation 2

Bifurcation 3
horn, metal chain, variable size
2019

Bifurcation 1
horn, metal chain, variable size
2018

Bifurcation 1

Bifurcation 1 - detail

Bifurcation 3 - detail

Bifurcation 2 - detail

Evil Eye
print on polyester, variable size
2019

Evil Eye - detail

Evil Eye - detail

Trinity Model (version II.) - detail
laser module, electronics, metal, variable size
Collection of Lutheran Central Museum, Hungary
2006-2019

Trinity Model (version II.) - detail

Trinity Model (version II.) - detail

Trinity Model (version II.) - detail

Trinity Model (version II.) - detail