Towards Nothingness (Walks), 2017
My work Towards Nothingness (Walks) symbolically abstracts and condenses 128 solo walks between August 28, 2015 and May 16, 2019. A point on the route mostly always led to the beach, so the horizon formed by the sea became a visual representation of these walks. In most of my work, I deal with an inherited family archive. This heritage is twofold, a burden and a value at the same time: including respect for and commitment to the past and a traumatic memory that has been carried over generations. While an archive is based on the act of obsessive collecting, tracing and preserving objects, walking has no material purpose, it is built around “nothing”. In recent years, the process of walking has become a meditation for me: a passive and active presence at the same time, which, as a counterpoint to remembrance, can lead to a positive “forgetfulness”, to new beginnings.
Judit Flóra Schuller
Judit Flóra Schuller (1991) is a visual artist based in Budapest. She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland in 2018. Her main interest is based on the question of inherited (traumatic) remembrance and its effects on our personal and collective memory and identity. She often uses her own family heritage as a starting point for her projects, and by doing so she aims to approach a collective reconciliation with the unprocessed past narratives through personal, familial elements and micro-histories. In her other artistic projects, she engages with the problem of photography as a medium. Her meditative works deal with the question of visual perception through analogue photographic experiments, by means of observing sunsets, re-created skyscapes and artificial light sources.