Virág Szálas-Motesiczky

Hungary, 1990

The Hungarian Girl is Dreaming About the Arrival of the Hungarian Euro

Consider a new speculative technique of “animal dissection”(a), which offers new perspectives of surface phenomena with the help of asymmetrically pierced holes. These allow the interior to be touched or even for the animal to be turned inside out. This thought experiment metaphorically demonstrates that the hole which becomes a tunnel through flesh and bone offers new possibilities for observation and impartial discourse.

Think of the tunnel spinning inside the animal. How would you describe it? Would you say that the tunnel and the animal have parts in common? Would you say that the tunnel stops spinning while the animal runs? Would you say that, since the animal is wrapped around the hole, it becomes a second skin?

In order to be able to truly understand the “animal”, we have to rethink the presence of the tunnels and to refrain from using them as spy holes to satisfy our “linear curiosity”(b).

 

(a)
Animal Dissection-
The systematic dismantling
of old (cultural)structures;
or the reuse of their (moral)residues.

(b)
Linear Curiosity -
It is a collection of high
political curiosities and their references; these references
build on top of each other to maintain the traditional style and structure of the inherited political models of knowledge.
Structural changes are unacceptable, as inner degradation
must be avoided.

Projects by: Virág Szálas-Motesiczky