Iam inspired by the parallels what I see between human memory and computer memory: Our brains store away images to retrieve them later, like files stored away on a hard drive. But when we go back and try to re-access those memories, we may find them to be corrupted in some way--glitched, if you will. When we see a picture (photo) we are able to remember the details, but only for [a] short period. In [the] long term we start to lose parts of the details and instead of these lost fragments we fill the gaps with our self-generated memories, memory fragments. I always add a short narratives to accompany each photo, which often give imagined insight into why the subject’s appearance--and sometimes their mind--has been altered: A regular churchgoer starts doubting himself; a group of friends get too deep into their discussion of metaphysics; a glamorous woman is driven to paranoia by the bubbles in her champagne.
Comfort Zone - Berlin Cookbook
Comfort Zone is a unique bilingual Berlin cookbook featuring the stories of more than 25 migrant Berliners and the foods and recipes that represent their multi-cultural journeys. With over 40 recipes from all over the world, this book celebrates the cosmopolitan nature of Berlin and explores the concept of what “home” means in our globalised world.
The Comfort Zone - Berlin Cookbook will offer readers an insight into the people, places and cuisines that have, and continue to contribute to the distinct and diverse vibrancy that characterizes Berlin.
Author & concept: Anna Réka Baktay Photography: Anna Tihanyi Graphic design: David Szauder
The organic monument of the First World war is a spacial object based on the theory of network researching. The cornerstones are geological coordinates where key events of the war took place. These are physically linked by string to one another to create a network of connection expressing the relationship of cause and effect on the events through the continuity which is all of our history. The installation is more than 200 sqm big, the visitors can walk between the events, explore the connections between the events of the first world war. The end result is also a 3d print, which is a 'rescale' of the installation.
Photo: Camillle Blake
in the frame of Grosse Illusion, Berlin 2014
A selection of my curatorial projects in the last few years:
-KIK 8: Ganz Grosses Kino -2016
-Die große Illusion -2014
-Sky Screen program: Mass and Mess -2013
Cinema Total is a central east europian film event during the berlinale, which takes place every year in the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. This work is mostly about interior design, curation and installations. The last two years and in 2014 David Szauder is the visual director of the Cinema Total events
LightBox concept with multimedia content. In cooperation with S'39 Hybrid Design Manufacture.
Interactive digital art piece for the DigitalArt exhibition, Center of Pompidou, Paris 2013
Touch.GL is an art app, extending glitch image modification to finger painting on the Android platform. Especially developed for the exhibition 'DigitalArt' in 2013.
-It was an unusually warm day for November -BERLIN 2011
-kleinfield fussball -BERLIN 2012
-Artifact -DUBLIN 2013
-The Story of Nelli JERUSALEM 2014 with Anna Réka Baktay