AFAD at the Pohoda festival
Pohoda festival prepared again a presentation of contemporary visual art in addition to its rich music program. In addition to the established names of Slovak authors, our students from the Experimental Design Studio - Mário Coufal and Volodymyr Serhachov - will also be exhibiting this year. A new project, created especially for this year's Pohoda, will also be presented by Digital Arts teacher András Cséfalvay and other graduates of ours.
- Trenčín Airport
July 5 - 8, 2023
Mário Coufal a Vova - BAHNO 974: CASTORIN
The concept of the CASTORIN project deals with the topic of water pollution and offers the prospect of a "mammal" of the future. This creature, vaguely resembling the local fauna, an otter or a beaver, still bears the characteristics of these animals, but is deformed and mutated by elements of modern technology. Its mutation occurred through continuous living in a polluted habitat, where it had to adapt to new, complicated conditions. This is an individual who has found himself outside of his "natural" environment and is searching the soil for any fragments of information on how to get back to his original environment, because he doesn't have much time left.
The aim of the work is to evoke feelings of melancholy, since it is, after all, a creature that has found itself outside of its home. At the same time, it should serve as a warning finger pointing to our rich biodiversity, which is being deformed and degraded every day. It wants to show an unpleasant image of a creature that is perhaps only the beginning of absurdity, but which can become a reality due to the irresponsible behavior of mankind.
Created in cooperation with the AFAD in Bratislava.
András Cséfalvay – Last generation
The impact of the asteroid on the Earth caused the extinction of many animals. It came unplanned, many were planning their future, family, career. A few fossil nests with intact eggs buried in earthen mounds were left behind by the dinosaurs. The fragility of shells can remind us of the fragility of life, the extinction that humanity brings upon itself. However, if we look up, a bird just flew over us, we realize that flight is one of the adaptations of dinosaurs that allowed them to survive. Birds are those dinosaurs that learned to fly. So is there hope for humanity? The installation of eight three-meter eggs protected by a wall of sandbags will become a space for thinking and discussing the current (sixth) mass extinction.