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Erasmus project exhibition

02.04.24
Paks, Hungary

Exhibitors: Tamás Cseke, Simon Gerlinger, Enikő Dorogi, Andrea Hompot, Hermina Nagy, Vincent Kloevoets
Instructors: Mathieu Asselin, Krisztina Erdei, Gábor Arion Kudász, Willem Vermoere.

The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design invited students from Belgium's KASK Ghent and Romania's Partium University to participate in an Erasmus research project at Paks, where a new nuclear power plant is soon to be built next to its half-a-century old counterpart.

The field trip focused on the broader political, social and economic context of energy. Attempting to photograph the unphotographable, students captured the invisible processes of energy production, extended the conversation about energy consumption, from the private sphere to the field of social discourse, confronting opinions articulated by different interests.

The growing demand for various forms of energy is a central feature of today's society and one of the greatest challenges we face, both globally and locally. In our daily lives, we often ignore the various aspects of energy, and we experience it mostly as either abundance or scarcity. The past decades have been characterized by disputes and crises over fossil fuels, nuclear energy and sustainable resources, fuelled by competing technologies. Hungary is no different.

The project resulted in the exhibition 'Field Work - Thank you, this part of the visit is over.', which is a part of the Budapest Photofestival. The exhibition showcases the work of students from KASK & Conservatory, Moholy-Nagy University of the Arts, and Partium Christian University.

Below are some photographs featured in the exhibition.

Simon Gerlinger, Energy 1
Dimon Gerlinger, Energy 3
Simon Gerlinger, Energy 11
Tamás Cseke, This place is a message
Vincent Kloevoets De Kaloot, Fossils & Fossil Storage as an Archive
Vincent Kloevoets De Kaloot, Nuclear Waste Facility