One channel video installation.
"Experience of oneself is always mediated; only experience of others is direct. Just as we are unable to see our face except in a mirror, we are unable to see our inner self other than by reflection, and it is the latter that creates awareness. Contact with others also entails contact with ourselves, and the self of personal identity is simply not available to us without communication and interaction. It is an awareness of oneself that at the same time involves awareness of the expectations of others and our resultant obligations and responsibilities."
Concept, images, video: Tamas Waliczky
Photography, acting: Tamas Waliczky, Anna Szepesi, Annamaria Waliczky
Artistic adviser: Anna Szepesi
Copyright 2014 by T. Waliczky & A. Szepesi
The original video is 4K resolution, 6 minutes and 14 seconds.
Biography of Tamas Waliczky:
Tamás Waliczky was born in 1959, Budapest, Hungary. New media artist. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. Then he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute's research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has chosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From 2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005 and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as full time professor. Since September 2010 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Waliczky works together with his wife Anna Szepesi since the early eighties. Anna is usually the artistic adviser in most of his works.
His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Biennial of Lyon, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, the Multimediale Karlsruhe or the Biennial of Seville, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) or the Ludwig Museum (Budapest).
Tamas Waliczky's web site: waliczky.com/
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