Balázs Kicsiny – INDA Gallery, Budapest
Born 1958 in Salgótarján, Hungary
"My work aims to evoke a provocative dichotomy of motion and stillness, referencing themes of time and its relationship to space and history. These artworks are parables about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are neither an installation nor remains of some kind of finished performance, rather they model a tragic-comic action, where the protagonists are captured in fatal motionlessness."
Balázs Kicsiny’s multimedia installation Killing Time was first time exhibited in 2012 at the Kemper Art Museum in Saint Louis.
The installation has three components: the army, the circus and the restaurant. In all of them people are served: to protect or kill, to entertain or feed. The installation depicts how these functions are mixed up, confusing us as to who is serving who and for what purpose, and where we are in fact caught amongst these components.
The installation evokes a provocative dichotomy of motion and stillness, referencing themes of time and its relationship to space and history.