András Cséfalvay: 10 Certain Future Events

Notes and video from the lecture, which took place on 18.4.2023 in the premises of FAD STU

As Damas Gruska writes in a text for FlashArt, "Science and fiction are two strong, if not the strongest, themes in the work of the multimedia artist András Cséfalvay." In the following video you have the opportunity to get acquainted with his thinking about the future of the Earth in the context of the Emission Free STU project. The event was also held to commemorate Earth Day on 22.4.

To be able to at least predict the future, it is necessary to study the past. Are we clear about what needs to be done in day-to-day operations so that we do not end up in an uninhabitable environment in a few years' time? Do we have an idea of what may, or even must, happen in a few dozen centuries? Universally workable guidelines are not easy to draw up. At the same time, care for the environment should be something self-evident that we do not even have to verbalise and analyse at every turn.

András Cséfalvay (1986) is a visual artist, digital storyteller, young academic from Bratislava who currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. In 2011 he completed his MA studies at the Department of Painting and Other Media in the Daniel Fischer Painting Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, and in 2015 he was awarded ArtD. title with the project on the reality of fictional worlds at the Department of Intermedia. In 2007 he wrote his first video opera. He has participated in several exhibitions in Europe and the United States. In 2009, he was awarded the Oskar Čepan Prize. He lives and works in Bratislava.

Published April 21st, 2023

Zuzana Duchová

Works as curator, editor, project manager and administrator for Creative Europe Programme in Slovakia. Co-curator of NASUTI – festival of contemporary art with environmental focus established in 2018. Duchová graduated in art history from the Comenius University, Bratislava (2004), and holds a PhD in spatial planning from the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava.