05. 11. 2012 - 06. 16. 2012
The Erika Deak Gallery is proud to presents its next exhibition, video installations and prints by German born video artist, Eike. The common starting point of the exhibited works is an exceptional, personal point of view, which appears on different spatial and temporal planes. Eike creates virtual spaces, almost covering up the the borders between private and public as well as real and imaginary spaces.
The title piece of the exhibition is a multichannel video installation in which the artist himself is the central actor. He speaks about art, about the work of other artists. Although it is not easy to follow the sentences, the suggestive expression on his face catches the attention of the viewer, and becomes hard to stop watching the work. Alteration is a video adaptation of a larger installation which is created site-specifically for the parallel running solo exhibit in the Kiscelli Museum. It is the story of the genesis and the disappearance of an indefinable, but somehow familiar space.
Spread presents a slowly moving mass of people, a demonstration of a rebelling group.
Eike s recent prints depict strange architectural details of existing buildings, as of the Museum of Fine Arts or the Kunsthalle in Budapest. Observation equipments are installed on the walls. Due to Eike s manipulations, the images remind us of a futuristic vision of an architect. Present and past appear simultaneously, just as reality and the world manipulated.
Eike, one of the most outstanding figures of the Hungarian media art, was born in Halle, Germany in 1966. He lives and works in Hungary since 1990. He participated in several Hungarian and international exhibitions, recently has a solo show in the Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, previously, among others, in the MODEM in Debrecen, in the Kunsthalle Budapest, in the Nam June Paik Art Center in South Korea and the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2010 he was nominated for the acknowledged Nam June Paik Prize. His works can be found in several private and public collections.