András Cséfalvay

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Fall of the Heroes - opera cycle
The Opera cycle is an artistic project, an imitation of an opera performance evening, a compilation of six videos projected as bigscreen projections onto a canvas on theatral stage, with accopaniment of live chamber-orchestral music (the theatre and the orchester, even the audience as parts of the setting).

Fall of the heroes is a tragedy of men ( or personally the artist) who, as a consequnece of various pressures and tensions - from inside the subjective and the historical memory, also memories and histories of others - is constrained to become a hero. (heroism of success, herosim of sacrifi ce, heroism of messianism, heroism for the sake of others...). Opera also the way video is used are media of the gesammtkunst, the ideal if not supreme media of the artist - hero. This way the artist as creator/DJ/highest coordinator of this cycle, besides playing the various heroes in the videos, is also the artist-motivator organiser in the background, a hero enplacing himself in the roles of the composer, playwright, actor (playing artists). The complex interrelation of all the roles creates a net, which in the end shows the impotence, non-universal competence of men/ artist/ hero. On the contrary, through emotional engagement, the beauty of this fall becomes clear.

*Godefroy de Bouillon /unfinished
*Gate, or Kaiser Wilhelm II. about the dark side
*Apollo project
*Wunderlich /unfinished
Gate, or Kaiser Wilhelm II. about the dark side
The story talks about waiting for a final combat. A final gate to open. Is the confession and prayer of the sinsiter negative character - his last begging for forgivness. The combination of the Starwars character with WW I german kaiser Wilhelm tries to generate a general negative character archetype, which on the contrary, is aware of his mission. Mission to be the beaten and to die, and raises a quiestion about the shape of fate.