Artist in Residence, November: András Cséfalvay

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András Cséfalvay from Slovak Republic is the Artist in Residence at quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna in November 2014. Born in 1986, he studied painting and conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava. After a year of studying mathematics, he is a doctorate researcher at the AFAD Bratislava. In 2009 he has been awarded the Oskár Čepan Award for Young Visual Artists. He lives and works in Bratislava.

“In my earlier artistic practice I have been seeking for a fusion of my interests in historical narratives, in musical and textual composition and their use as a contemporary art medium. I began my research of the metaphoric in this sense of merging and layering story fragments, text and music. Eventually I called them operas, for the resemblance in structure. My videos are usually based on a historic text and are accompanied with composed music. The scores would allow live performance even, or staging as a theater piece. I believed in commanding myself in all the roles, the designer, the composer, the playwright, the director and the actor. (…) During my stay in Vienna I’d like to work on and do researches for the piece, create the skeleton, and later fill the piece with fragments of composed music, text, film and or performance – a piece that can be produced and performed. Working title: Curvatures – comprehension without explanation (partial and work in progress as it may after the short stay, to bring it to a stage where it can be presented).” András Cséfalvay

For more details about András Cséfalvay’s work, have a look here.