interactive space specific installation

Villő Turcsány

Free entrance
Opening event: 10 September 2019 from 19.00 to 22.00

“The body is the temporary place of received and returned movements, a dash between the things influencing us and the things we are influencing. In brief, the place of sensorimotor processing.” Henri Bergson

An immersive audiovisual spatial experience - which can be further shaped in real time by everyone present - will welcome the audience. Hereby a “post-representational space” comes into being (Nora Sternfeld), where we are becoming participants of the game and actors of the story unperceived.

Through symbolic Ego-passages of the pendulum motion, our biological and mental selves become partly visible. Through motion the artist creates a dialogue between moving pendulums, real space and every spectator.

Our bodies’ pulse rates, the systolic and diastolic pulsations constitute the first part. Walking on a narrow path of a corridor, we slowly step into the peculiar four-part harmony created by pendulum motions in the theatre space, which is accompanied by the rhythm of our movements modulated into a symbolic system.

The rhythm formula of the pendulums’ impulses as well as the abstract and continuously moving signal structures of individual movements appearing in the forms of dots or lines will simultaneously become visible on an enormous “canvas”. The casual presence of the viewer thus generates signs which will be synthesized and formed into “pictures” by a sensor system.

Perception in Aristotelian sense is motion. The composed sound and rhythm, the heat-detection based sensorial recording of the movements and the projection-animation generates a spatial experience on the stage of the theatre which thus shapes into an experimental field challenging matters of being. The viewer is adapted in the medium of meditation, interaction and participation.

*Henri Bergson: Materie und Gedächtnis. Eine Abhandlung über die Beziehung zwischen Körper und Geist. (Philosophische Bibliothek, 441), Hamburg 1991 pp. 147. Translated by Kinga Hamvai.

Villő Turcsány - sculptor, media artist 

Villő Turcsány graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1997 as a sculptor. Versatile artist, a leading figure of the domestic contemporary art scene: in her constantly evolving oeuvre plastic works, performative, sound art as well as experimental music pieces can be found. She has had solo shows and participated in Hungarian and international group exhibitions. She has several artworks in prestigious private and public collections; she is regularly invited to perform her musical pieces in festivals. Since 2017 she is teaching scene analysis at the University of Theatre and Film Arts. Currently she is a doctoral student at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Her research focuses on contemporary installation as a hybrid medium.

CV English

Artist: Villő Turcsány
Curator: Kinga German
Production: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
Production partner: Code and Soda Kft.
Visual identity: Attila Cosovan

Technological consultant: András Szabó, Code and Soda Kft.
Motion graphics: Villő Turcsány, Viktória Szekér
Dramaturgy consultant: Ágnes Karolina Bakk
Motion system development: Róbert Kovács
Interactive audio development, sound engineer: Péter Márton
Software development: György Horák, Code and Soda Kft.
Special thanks: Jozef Nadj, Csaba Lódi
Catalogue and graphics design: Kinga German and Attila Cosovan
Technical group:
Trafó, MOME TWO, Alpintechnika Kft.

Communication: Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Moholy-Nagy University of Art
and Design Budapest, Brand Office
Project management: Villő Turcsány, Enikő Buday
Curator assistant: Kinga Hamvai

Supporters: Trafó House of Contemporary Art
National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
The development of the work is also part of the Multimedia DLA program at the
Doctoral School of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Supervisors:
Miklós Erhardt, József Tillmann

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Villő Turcsány MOME - Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem
Villő Turcsány NKA - Nemzeti Kulturális Alap


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