«Time and Time again»

This is a tale where many different Budapest faces tell their stories. This is fitting, since Budapest is a town that loves stories and where history is present at every street corner and every apartment. And where the past loops into the future and where the present is always a precarious state. We traveled those states.

 
We are a trick. An illusion so perfect that we end up being true.

We are a trick. An illusion so perfect that we end up being true.

 
 
 
There will have to be a bit of time travel involved. Otherwise things will slow to a halt.

There will have to be a bit of time travel involved. Otherwise things will slow to a halt.

 
 
Listening to the music of time we got stranded in this strange place.

Listening to the music of time we got stranded in this strange place.

What if tomorrow stood still?

What if tomorrow stood still?

Time travelers can’t afford to care about cause and effect.

Time travelers can’t afford to care about cause and effect.

He broke all the rules in the book.

He broke all the rules in the book.

Disappearing is the only way out.

Disappearing is the only way out.

Someone is coming back. Careful! It may be us!

Someone is coming back. Careful! It may be us!

Why didn’t you grab that second chance to do something right for once?

Why didn’t you grab that second chance to do something right for once?

It was all happening again. He recognized it but was powerless to prevent it.

It was all happening again. He recognized it but was powerless to prevent it.

Do you remember that day when we said goodbye for the very last time? I remember everything and still believe that it was only the first goodbye.

Do you remember that day when we said goodbye for the very last time? I remember everything and still believe that it was only the first goodbye.

Our dreams will never be impossible forever.

Our dreams will never be impossible forever.

We’re all time travelers moving through space together.

We’re all time travelers moving through space together.

Who is acting? Who is real?

Who is acting? Who is real?

What if last year vanished in a storm?

What if last year vanished in a storm?

The same old story is coming around again. Why do you believe there is a future in the past?

The same old story is coming around again. Why do you believe there is a future in the past?

Dreaming of escaping the exile of time.

Dreaming of escaping the exile of time.

Our memories are not what they were 10 minutes ago before we entered the apartment. If they were we could tell tales about the future.

Our memories are not what they were 10 minutes ago before we entered the apartment. If they were we could tell tales about the future.

We wish we could go back and try again. Time travel and regret are always linked in our minds.

We wish we could go back and try again. Time travel and regret are always linked in our minds.

Standing on the corner. Waiting for the invaders from the past.

Standing on the corner. Waiting for the invaders from the past.

Who cares about the present? Where is the future?

Who cares about the present? Where is the future?

The deadline was approaching. But he never did like watches, did he?

The deadline was approaching. But he never did like watches, did he?

 

Eirik V Johnsen & Kristian Pohl traveled in time to Budapest in the winter of 2017. Next year we have two labs, another project and several exhibitions in the pipeline. Stay tuned!