Szeri-Páll-Muskovics: The Archive
Viktor Szeri, Tamás Páll, and Gyula Muskovics work with a variety of media, technologies, and game mechanisms to create immersive and liminal environments that exist on the verge of virtual and physical space. Their performances are characterized by the combination of augmented reality, dance, and poetry.
Their point of departure in The Archive is the increased presence of predictions and future visions in everyday life. These visions conceal utopias and dystopias, desires, promises, fears and paranoia that the artists aim to document in a series of performances. The Archive is created in the attraction of various “Future Events”, that are incomprehensible to the human intellect. It captures the looped rehearsals and endless choreographies of the preparation for the unknown. It is a series of time capsules encompassing the anxieties, the simultaneous presence of good and evil, life and death, progress and destruction, experienced in the shadow of the different future variations.
Viktor Szeri, Tamás Páll, and Gyula Muskovics, have created immersive installations and performances connecting dance, video game, and poetry since 2018. The group is preoccupied with the changing role of the human body and the notion of real experience on the verge of the virtual and the physical reality. Simultaneously working with the body and digital media their point of departure is the transition between different realities. Yet they go far beyond the digital/physical dichotomy. They investigate speculative topics and alternative future scenarios, creating experimental environments where different layers of reality coexist. They believe in improvisation, continuous transformation and adaptability. Their performances change their shapes; they move, melt and mutate according to the moment and the space they occupy.
In 2019 the group received the International Visegrad Fund’s performing arts residency program in MeetFactory, Prague and Creative Europe’s iPortunus mobility grant in Divadlo X10/Cross Attic, Prague. They have performed and exhibited in MU Theater, Budapest, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, House of Arts, Brno, MeetFactory, Prague, Divadlo X10, Prague. In 2019 they were included in Hungarian and Czech festivals such as Y: Possible Futures in Prague and dunaPart 5 in Budapest.