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Cinema's AlchemistThe Films of Péter Forgács$
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Bill Nichols and Michael Renov

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816648740

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.001.0001

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Analytical Spaces

Analytical Spaces

The Installations of Péter Forgács

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Cinema's Alchemist

László F. Földényi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the installations of Péter Forgács. The installations of Forgács are life spaces. The space is distributed with precision: the object creates a logical, as well as emotional, web. In Hungarian Kitchen Video Art, the process of demonstration creates a new space that becomes natural by way of unnaturalness. Forgács uses a corner in which to install his “kitchen art,” an ironic reference to the use of corners to display religious icons in Russian culture. The installations of Forgács are analytical in the literal meaning of the word. In The Case of My Room, for example, the installation divides one singe space into two rooms reminiscent of the two halves of the brain.

Keywords:   installations, Péter Forgács, life spaces, Hungarian Kitchen Video Art, unnaturalness, The Case in My Room

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