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Attila Csörgő

The photography, drawing and sculpture of Attila Csörgő (b. 1965, Budapest) lies somewhere between amateur science and applied mathematics. This playful, humorous approach is underpinned by a broader philosophical enquiry. This kinetic installation demonstrates an equation described in the work’s title – Untitled (1 tetrahedron + 1 cube + 1 octahedron = 1 dodecahedron). Within Csörgő’s equation, the number of edges in each of the three geometric forms are added together to produce a fourth. The tetrahedron, cube and octahedron all belong to the Platonic solids. They respectively symbolise the physical elements of fire, earth and air, whilst the dodecahedron symbolises the cosmos. In the Occurrence Graphs series, the artist plays with the viewer’s perception. Two overlapping black discs, inscribed with an irregular and apparently insignificant line, are set in motion. Their rapid rotation produces an optical illusion of an elementary geometric shape, such as a triangle.

Artworks

  1. Attila Csörgő Magnet Spring, 1991

    Plaques de verre, aimants, ficelle
    100 x 100 x 100 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2012
    Vue de l’exposition Eppur si muove. Art et technique, un espace partagé, 09.07.2015 – 17.01.2016, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Attila Csörgő Occurrence Graph II (Triangle), 1998

    Lampe, aluminium, peinture en noir, moteur électrique, éléments rotatifs
    67 x 35 x 23 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2010 - KBL European Private Bankers
    © Photo : galerjia Gregor Podnar

  1. Attila Csörgő Peeled City II, 2002

    Bande de papier découpé
    Env. 400 x 250 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2010 - KBL European Private Bankers
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Attila Csörgő Untitled (1 tetrahedron + 1 cube + 1 octahedron = 1 dodecahedron), 2000

    Bois, ficelle, rouet, cadre en fer, moteur électrique
    180 x 110 x 80 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2008 - KBL European Private Bankers
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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