magyar verzió
Balázs Beöthy /
Zsolt Mesterházy /
Roland Pereszlényi

Péter Forgács
Éva Kozma /
Szabolcs Géza Veres

Róbert Langh
Ádám Lendvai
Jenő Lévay
Erik Mátrai
Antal Örkényi
András Ravasz
János Sugár
Pál Szacsva y
Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák /
Márton Fernezelyi

András Szőnyi
Szilvi Tóth /
Gáspár Benedek

Júlia Vécsei

Pál Szacsva y:
interactive video installation

Ballgame puts its receiver into a position that is multiply provocative. The basic condition offered by the installation encourages the physical aggression of the player, which is “slammed” in a virtual space. The visitor can throw the balls found in the exhibition space at the projected moving image, the result of which is that the human figures appearing, in the case that they are hit, repeatedly drop to the bottom of the image and quite loudly declare their opinion about the incident. The game emotionally compels the receiver to continue – and to ever more skilfully slaughter the moving human figures – while the successful hit is always “rewarded” by an unexpected and unforeseeable response. The special distinction of Ballgame is that the figures of the victims appearing in it were produced with the employment of likenesses of recognisable artists. The characters express the opinions of the artists they embody on their “episode”.

Ballgame is an open work. Its interactive nature allows for the relative rearrangement of the depicted contents within/through it by the receiver. At the same time, I already invited co-authors to take part in the preparation of the work (11 international and 11 Hungarian artists agreed to play a “role” in Ballgame). Consequently, an important element of the work is that, although the concept, framework and basic structure design are my own composition, the accomplishment of its message was achieved through collective creative efforts. Ballgame is a part of the “Artiste Trouvé” project, one of whose primary aims is the encouragement of collective creative processes initiated by artists.


NKA / NKÖM / IHM / C3 / Budapest Kunsthalle / House of Future