sonic, ceramic sculptures

The ceramic sculpture represents the human larynx. The voice that comes from the sculpture, reminds us of the materiality of the meaning. The material body makes the abstraction of our human world, the ongoing crisis, and the inevitable collapse possible, in which we all meet. Our vocal cords have always been with us, in us. 
performative lecture

How can gaming the end of Dutch mink farming help us shape the spaces that are left behind? On August 28, 2020, the Dutch government expedited a ban on mink fur farming from 2024 to March 2021. The ban was accelerated not because of changes in consumer desires or societal ethics but because of the coronavirus detected in mink. The rapid pace of infections among mink and the transmission to humans led Minister Schouten to order an immediate culling of 2.4 million minks from 120 mink fur farms. The cabinet reserved 150 million euros to help mink fur farmers, a compensation based on how many mother minks each farm owned. It remains uncertain what will happen to the abandoned former mink farms.


How do we manifest the importance of the flesh (matter) in times of radical change? The transformation of the planetary condition is inevitable, as the ecological, political, social, and psychological crises suggest. The current belief in human progress and exceptionalism has to be questioned. We should exceed our anthropocentric view and remind ourselves that concepts and ideas are made from flesh and bones.

In The Confession of the Flesh, we confront the mind with the matter to point out the extreme disconnection between them, opening up the space of verticality. I attempt to invoke what we have forgotten and remind ourselves what we have been altering is ourselves. I urge the visitors to rethink their position towards what we have taken for granted is eventually in a constant, radical change.
installation, workshop
2015 - ongoing

Today’s Success is Tomorrow’s Disaster is a board game aiming to demystify intensive animal agriculture's complexity by revealing moral and man-made environmental disasters (climate change, extinction, epidemics.. etc.). Two capitalist players (agriculture minister & farm owner) strive to improve and maintain the economic growth of the livestock sector, and two activists (animal and environmental activists) investigate to sabotage the farm industry by revealing incriminating evidence of the endless exploitation. The game allows us to deconstruct processes and understand positions, dynamics, and hidden relationships. It is a fact-based but speculative role-playing board game. The board game is not meant to give you solutions; it is a map to understand the dynamics of the hopeless exploitation of both non-human
and human bodies.  

The human race had the most significant task to conquer nature to survive and make its own suitable and safe environment. The crucial idea of Humanism was to support the growth and expansion of our civilization until this expansion started to restrain other living species from creating their safe environments. According to Darwinism, the animals are our relatives. Human beings hold an equally important role on this planet as any other living creature. We are facing a threat of complete extinction of wild animals – such as elephants, rhinoceros, pangolins, tigers, whales.. etc. – leaving us only with animals in captivity. 
© Márton Kabai & Natela Lemondzhava