Levente Benedek, visual artist. He has been the graphic designer of the Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre and the Euroregional Theatre Festival Timișoara (TESZT) for ten years. His latest exhibition was nine years ago. He has been collecting posters, flyers, bracelets, stickers, photos, theatre and concert tickets for fifteen years. All the printed memories that came his way and that he had some kind of connection with. He’s been using them to make collages for the past year and a half.
COLL[AGE] is an imprint of personal memory processing. The practice of collecting, sorting, rearranging, assembling and framing, which you can’t finish, you can only interrupt. According to a study, our nervous system’s different networks do not store ready-made memories, but fragments and pieces of information, the memory being created only during evocation. Consequently, our memories are not real at all, yet we evoke them again and again.
Everybody collects something: posters, flyers, bracelets, stamps, photos or other paper-based memories. Levente Benedek invites participants to bring their own collection of such memories and make their very own collages together with pieces from the artist’s collection, which they can also take home.
A collage making workshop can be perceived as multiple things: a joint game, a collective memory processing or even a group therapy.
Time and location: 26–27 September 2019, 10:00–16:00, Art Gallery.