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"Attila Csorgo: Platonic Love"
2004-03-27 until 2004-05-09
Kettle's Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge
UK United Kingdom
Attila Csorgo (b 1965) is one of the most prominent and individual younger artists practising in Hungary today. He represented Hungary at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and, most recently, in Istanbul. Using lights and photography, pulleys and strings, his works are immediately entertaining but raise profound questions about how we construct our vision of the world.
All is not as it would seem. In various works two glasses appear to contain slanting water, two screws rotate to form the image of a glass, and two perforated discs rotate to create a triangle or circle.
A tetrahedron, a cube and an octahedron, all made of sticks attached to strings, are set on a table. At the push of a button pulleys, weights and counterweights are seen pulling the strings. The geometric figures begin to come apart, reform as a dodecahedron, and eventually revert to their original state.
Recent works have combined geometry with photography and for this exhibition Csorgo has been commissioned to make new works in Cambridge. In these 'Orange-Spaces' everything that we can see around us is transformed into a globelike image, reversing our perception of the world.
Organised by Kettle's Yard and supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the exhibition forms part of Magyar Magic - Hungary in Focus 2004, a year long celebration of Hungarian art and talent in the United Kingdom.