Metanoia Artopédia

Metanoia Lumber Room, 2007, photo: Balázs Zoltán Tóth

METANOIA LUMBER ROOM

Budapest Gallery

1036 Budapest, Lajos utca 158.

8 March – 1 May 2018

Opening: 8 March 2018, (Thursday) 6 pm

Opening speech by:

András Jeles,

filmmaker

Curator:

Tamás Török

The exhibition presents a selection of mechanical installations and meditative objects used by the Metanoia Artopédia Theatre Company. The company was established in 1990 by Zoltán Perovics and is based in Szeged. The objects by Vera Varga, Dóra Varga Szűcs, Andrea Erdély Perovics and Zoltán Perovics. Photos: Balázs Zoltán Tóth, Róbert Révész.

Metanoia Artopédia

Metanoia Lumber Room, 2007, photo: Balázs Zoltán Tóth

“…Pero’s (Zoltán Perovics’s) theatre is a theatre of order in which the objects, the lights, the texts and the characters respond to one another like a good old Swiss watch. This man is a theatre fanatic. This man has visions, and he catches his visions with a butterfly net and casts them into iron and light, 220 Volts, and levers in order to restore them to the spiritual world. A fanatic from the caste of the likes of Van Gogh, Artaud…”

Péter Halász (Fossil – Metanoia – special issue – 2004/2.)

Metanoia Artopédia

Metanoia Lumber Room, 2007, photo: Balázs Zoltán Tóth

On the Lumber Room: “He creates suffering objects, a sandbank shivering in the shadows of exaggerated industrial forms with dried out moss, shattered human marionette doll made of toilet paper rolls inside a glass pyramid, a trapezoid made of thin iron rods with stretched strips of gauze. He places landscape models on metal trays and welds thin iron legs to the tray with casters, and thus everything is easily moved, tilted and fragile, yet psychologically weighs tons and is brutal, like a machine gun post above an iron trough or cradle.” Gyöngyi Mikola

Mikola Gyöngyi/apertura.hu/2008/tel/mikola

Metanoia Artopédia

Metanoia Lumber Room, 2007, photo: Balázs Zoltán Tóth

A video of the Metanoia Lumber Room:
http://www.metanoiaartopedia.hu/film_metanoia_lomtar.html

On performances and events of Metanoia Artopédia:
http://www.metanoiaartopedia.hu/irasok_eszrevetelek.html