Mihai Lukacs from Romania is our artist in residence in August

Mihai Lukacs - artist in residence August

Mihai Lukacs is the new Artist-in-Residence at the quartier 21/ MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. This is what he says about his work:

“Now/mad – How did I get here? What ways did I join and collaborate and what ways did I separate or withdraw within the flux of moves  and worlds? Following my own experiences with travel, activism, madness, surveillance, detachment, alienation and expansion, I am producing ephemeral works for 2 partners (one being missed or just an embodiment of a split subject), using what Brian Massumi calls “twoness [as] a relay to a multiplicity”. My experiences separate and mingle in a chronological interaction based on the visual and written archives from the time I experimentally moved from one location to another. A mediatised experience crossing imaginary worlds occurs while simultaneously the nomadic move is made across physical borders. The disorientation and flexibility caused by neoliberal capitalism affect and excite the psychological processes that are crucial to countering a dominant discourse of “progress”, a “free market” and “borderless” space. By being at every step a relay away from fixed ideas into direct action and performance, my strategy is to analyse and reinvent a nomadic archive of political possibility and becoming. “Now/mad” is a migrant walk in the Sigmund Freud Park that focuses on a personal experience of nomadism, precarity and performative explorations of hysterical subjectivities.”

To find out more about Mihai Lukacs please have a look here.

This Artist-in-Residence programme at quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier in Vienna is part of ERSTE Foundation and tranzit’s endeavour to support contemporary art, as it provides young artists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic with a guest studio at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.