Iteration

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Genre: installation
Date: 2024
Size: ~ 900 x 100 x 20 cm
Materials: wood, vacuum bags
Location: aqb, Budapest, Hungary
Photo: Joseph Tasnádi

 

The piece hints to Heraclitus’s well known aphorism: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”, as well as to the thought experiment known by the name of “The Ship of Theseus”1, – both delving us into the aporetic essence of identity, of sameness and otherness.

In the flow of existence, the controversy of identity weaves an aporetic pattern that often eludes our full understanding. In other words – the “aporia” as a paradox, or an irresolvable internal contradiction – can be interpreted as a vacuum of comprehention.

On the one hand – the installation is a metaphorical imagery of iterated2 identities. On the other hand – can be perceived as a philosophico-poetical introspection into the paradoxical and transient nature of consciousness. Intends to provoke introspection and stimulate intellectual inquiry.

 

1 – The Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment about whether an object is the same object after having had all of its original components replaced.
2 – Iteration – the process of doing something again and again, in order to improve it.

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