Katalin Hausel

Because of the increasing actual as well as virtual mobility of our lives, a number of new tensions regarding assimilation and resistance emerge between space and individual. Could an exaggerated immersion in actual, specific details of a location result in a disturbance in the representation of space, where the person is no longer the origin of coordinates, but one point among others – a loss of self-identity? Could an exaggerated abstraction from the reality of a location result in alienation and become serious threat to society? What is the effect of the doubled perception of self-location in the construction of subjectivity? What kind of strategies or tactics are there to negotiate the emerging tension between self-forgetfulness and seeing ourselves as an other; threatened by an unknown I? I have been creating drawings, sculptures and installations that circulate around these questions, without attempting to find a final answer to them.

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