1978, fall: An exhibition of Galántai's five book objects and their imprints at the Fészek Club in Budapest. The exhibit was opened by Anna Banana, the Neo-Dada performance artist prominent in alternative and mail art circles, who was visiting Hungary at the time. It was Galántai's idea that she read a Hungarian text written for the occasion by András Bán. [sound 7´37”] At the opening of the Book Objects exhibition, Anna Banana's audio performance-the reading of the Hungarian text of the opening remarks-duplicated the divergence in information content between object and projection. (catalogue)
I. Breaking down objects to their basic components with the help of verbal identification.
Fusion of a series of level copper-plate ends with high-tension electric fuse [security] parts.
II. An attempt to identify objects on the basis of formal conventions:
Diary, Book opening backwards, Best seller, Open file, Core of the book.
Fusion of a series of level copper-plate ends with high-tension electric fuse [security] parts
FUSION - closer to one another, to one place, together, smile at one another, button together, bring together, throw together, add together, unite, put together, bring together, conspire together, lock together, cling together, clip together, screw together, work together, wire together, mix together, build together, stitch together, hold together, summarize, braid, mend, amalgamate, connect, gather together, coordinate, fuse, collect, draw together, assemble, socialize, collide, come together, hammer together, scrape together, link together, meet, combine, forge together, tie together, chain together, amass, bundle, melt together, arrange together, thicken, collect, press together, stand together, pool, mix, concur, interlace, tighten.
SERIES - lined up, five rows of chairs, ten rows of corn, the ranks of the working class, read between the lines, fighting on the front line, a horizontal line of letters, a line of poetry, a military lineup, a sequence of numbers, a sequence of events, the end of the line, compiled data, lined-up books, enumerating reasons, serial number, lineup, ship of the line, shipping line, a row of houses, the space between the lines, a series of etchings, in-line, lining up, convergent series, series title, serial production, a round of gunfire, typography, ink lines, ending the line.
LEVEL - without depressions or protrusions, smooth, flat, evenly expanding; ocean, table top, the dimension of action or the dimension
in which something is perceived, arena, battlefield, sheet film, flat race, plane curve, plane triangle, plane wave, surface grinder, planigraphy, taking the field, plane mirror, faceplate.
COPPER (Cu) - its alloy: brass, copper is mined, copper objects, chandelier, brass pot, brass band, brass instrument, brass section of orchestra, copperplate, etching made with copperplate, Copper Age: the period between the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age, coppersmith: craftsman who makes copper artifacts, brass plate: the plate-shaped trade sign above the entrance of barbershops.
PLATE - a thin sheet rolled, pressed or sheared
of some material; gramophone record, sheet material, veneer, plate embossing, plating: making an iron core from insulated plates, shearing, copper plates of the camera, flat tentacle, flat beaked, sheet of wood, sheet factory, record player, sheet metal worker, shear.
END - the point beyond which some spatial or temporal thing does not continue; we reached the end of the road, weekend, edge of town, end of the world, it will end in punishment, last will, end of the line, rectum, marches, warriors of the marches, suppository, rectoscope, transpire, carry out, final certificate, final goal, final sale, final analysis, last legs, end result, ultimate, finite, life comes to an end, finally, when the work is done, final emphasis, final arrangement, testament, final judgement, endplay, indemnification, end result, collapse, final battle, extreme, the Last Day, final cause, final hour, sum total, final point, perdition, utter ruin, finishing shop, final word, emergency, limb, closing negotiation, end product, last rite, extreme peril, extreme danger, death struggle, ending.
HIGH-TENSION - sizable, more than expected, substantial, outstanding, wholesale; high-tension from the standpoint of safe contact: higher than 250 volts, high-tension in a long-distance transmission line: more than 60,000 volts; a high degree, great power, particular, magnifying glass, of age, public at large, big shot, vast, fairly large, acting grown-up, ambitious, great expectations, high hopes, order of magnitude, grandiose, extensive, great, all the wide world.
ELECTRIC - having to do with electricity; electric current, electric water heater, electric razor, electric bell, electrical wire, electric bulb, electric light bulb, battery, electric power, electric light, electricity consumption, electric boiler, electric plate, power saw, electricity company, electricity cable, electric stove, light switch, electric horn, electric lamp, electric heater, electric engine, electric train engine, electric clock, electric tram, electric shock, light pole, electric fence, traffic light, electricity bill, electrician, electricity plant, electric range, electrical news, electric iron, electricity transmission line.
FUSE (SECURITY) - security, sense of security, emergency break, security belt, safety valve, safety lock, safety belt, safety measures, preventive custody, security zone, safe passage, perfectly safe, don’t be afraid of failure, guarantees prosperity, market and credit, secures the embankment, guarantee, warranty, a machine part safeguarding against improper use, security force, security system, insurance company, safety pin.
PART - a particular of a thing or structure consisting of several components.
Pécs 1978 | poster
Here, the object and the prints were shown side by side. The printing was done on a perpendicular plain; the form appeared as a positive, and, once again, we got two composition with no resemblance to each other.