Monika Sigeti continuously uses multimedia art in her practice to express herself, creating in the domain of digital art, installations, photography, collages, drawings, watercolours, paintings, performances, objects. In her works, she often uses her body in such a way that it becomes an artistic/narrative element that conveys a complex story about the individual in the age of mass media and about the self-conscious position of the artist in the world around her. During the colony, the greatest inspiration for Sigeti was the stone sculptures in the park in front of the House of Culture, since they exist on the border between the artistic and the natural - although processed, these stones retain their dominant natural strength. To these carved stones, Sigeti adds new levels of artistic processing, through performance, then photography, then watercolour, then painting and finally the digital GIF format that is broadcast on the stage of the House of Culture. She thus uses the existing sculptures as specific ready-made, through the process of appropriation, but she does not stop there, but additionally "processes" them through five other artistic media.
Video screening at:
Harvestworks Art and Technology Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York (2021);
Jalovik art colony, Serbia (2021).
From studio: It's more comfortable here, acrylic on canvas, 180x400cm, 2021.
It's more comfortable here, loop video (2021)
One of several stones shaped by artists during their stay in Jalovik Jalovik, 2021.
"It's more comfortable here" is a performative sculpture that celebrates a new experience embodied in a renewed community of opposing forms of nature: stone and woman. The stone is my support here, a symbol of strength, stability and grounding. The Stone is tough, sharp and capable of hurting me. But it is my decision, how careful and aware I will be. The weak human body, transient in its essence, tends to adapt and grow together with the stone. It is a question of positioning: to choose the uncertainty that leads to the discovery of the truth or to indulge in instant comfort, quick answers, and false security.