" In the interaction based on the Friedrich attitude of
romanticism, the art experience lifts up the observer, so
that he becomes worthy. The visitor cannot interact with
the image on the screen, but reacts to it.
installation involves the pathos of irreversibly passing
time. In my work I try to hide the presence of the computer
behind certain trivial effects, which split the message
into several layers: the computer hidden on the floor is
connected to the screen that is fixed onto a tripod. The
installation gives out light in two directions: downwards,
pointing to the contents of the washbowl on the floor, and
forwards, through the image on the screen.
washbowl contains a layered grid made from burned matches.
The evolution of this is evoked via a scratching effect
in the animation on the screen. "
: Róbert Langh was born in 1967 in Miskolc, Hungary. He
now lives and works in Budapest. He graduated from the Video
Department at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts and
from the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy
of Fine Arts. Langh has produced a number of video works,
many of them with the Béla Balázs Studio and computer works
in the form of CD-Roms and installations.