Institute of Contemporary Art / DUNAUJVAROS (Hungary)
08.09.2017 – 20.10.2017
“For, as art enters life, the question that will motivate people far more than What is art? is the much more metaphysically relevant and pressing What is life?”
(Nato Thompson, Living as form)
Fear of missing out or FoMO is “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent”. This social angst is characterized by “a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing”.
FOMO perpetuates the fear of having made the wrong decision on how to spend time, as “you can imagine how things could be different”.
When I wanted to make a portrait of my mother, who I haven´t seen in more than five years – since she passed away – I first realized that making an image is nothing but an attempt to touch the surface of something or somebody invisible that exists no more. Touching leaves traces which are visible but untouchable. Therefore the image is a gate, a window between real and unreal. At once it is there and yet it is not there.
Curated by Péter Bencze