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Excited yet focused.
Phew. Difficult question. There are ‘small’ things like eating less meat, for instance, to helping out friends and people in general but also being selfish when I need to… traveling to the US when I was 21 years old and exploring the world before me, trusting my intuition and intellect …and ‘bigger’ things like integrating 3D printing to lower my carbon footprint and waste. Working with Rice University, Melotte, NASA. Being able to connect art with science and technology, my blackest black art…
How did you get here?
Curiosity and self-criticism ‘helped’ me a lot. Balancing ratio and intuition is another thing, or finding a balance between choosing the most ‘conductive’ and ‘non-conductive’ (read easiest or more difficult) path.
Haha. Sure. Where do I start?
What are your dreams?
There are very personal things. I have dreams, which ‘can’ come true in my lifetime, and things I am probably never going to be able to realise (except the thought of it
of course). From an artistic point of view I want to paint the world NANO BLACK to lower global warming, and render all photonics energy into thermal to electricity with almost no loss. When I was a child I dreamt of creating the first artist colony on the moon. That’s still within hand reach.
What will it take to make them come true?
Devotion, timing, patience, help.
I don’t fear death, I fear that I won’t have enough time to realise my dreams and ambitions.
Can be solitude, being surrounded by amazing people, experiencing art, science, making technology, an algorithm or formula, a quote, an expression, a story, music, a movie, an act, a gesture, a situation, an image…a cup of coffee.
Plans for the future?
Nope. Just kidding. I am keen on complexity and try to find elegance in there, mostly by connecting different disciplines etc. There is commission work, software, audio-visual and kinetic artworks dealing with radiation, energy, randomness, etc, 3D printed art in production, new collaborative work with NASA, Rice University…
What would you change?
I am inclined to say ‘nothing’. On the other hand I would like to have a deeper impact on society. That’s my goal and ambition. Art is my main driver but the scope can be
pretty wide. I am researching how and try to ‘stretch’ its meaning as far as I can (imagine).
Text: Pál Hegedûs
Photos courtesy of Frederik de Wilde