MIKLOS GAÁLThe Right Word 29.10.2016 – 20.11.2016
One central piece in the exhibition is a slide show of snapshots, sketches and notes. In their most simple characterization, these casual observations pay attention to form and colour and the ever-changing light falling upon them. It is much like the predicament of every image-maker past and present: the keen concern in the relationship between matter and appearance.
The assortment of events, objects and views is radically uncategorised: their various subjects and elements appear plainly, like with no predetermined course or fulfilment; their placing together into a slide show has not been arranged by any evident theme that would be consistent throughout its image passages. The presentation as a projection gives no overview, but presents at a time a single fleeting picture that reflects upon others in a larger associative whole. The viewer is asked to change the point of attention and mood. At times a current tone seems to be affirmed, while the next image seems to reverse the previous perception.
The act of looking is nourished by impressions of natural, artificial and man-made aspects, apparent processes of overlapping and misunderstanding, capabilities and limitations, and the nonchalant co-existence of all these things. These are viewed from the outside, independent of shape and circumstance. The stranger´s gaze gains an outlook of confident curiosity.
The name of the exhibition is inspired by Gustave Flaubert´s account on his undertaking in writing. Flaubert aimed for a language that is simultaneously precise, simple and harmonious. He was to be mindful to a range of versatile aspects in it, such as delicate variations in rhythm, resemblance and association within sound and manifest content. That is, treating the style, form and semantic as inseparable. Oddly enough, Flaubert describes this being down to a specific, concrete factor: that of choosing the "right" word.