Technologie und das Unheimliche

Turanium by Zsolt Miklósvölgyi and Márió Z. Nemes (T+U) w/ Daniel Hüttler, lecture performance, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, 2023
Special thanks to János Borsos; photos by Benedek Bognár
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The lecture performance focuses on Turanium, the most significant geocultural energy source in the Carpathian Basin. Like the vibranium mined in the Wakanda of the Marvel Universe, Turanium is a speculative ore capable of releasing incredible amounts of kinetic energy. The process is based on the psychopolitical convergence between the Hungarian population and the Hungarian landscape, according to which Turanium—as rock containing valuable metals—can store and further transmit the negative vibrations of historical traumas, while dark energy also has the potential to alter the crystal structure of certain minerals, thereby formulating additional Turanium deposits. But that is the very mystery of this Hungaricum, as we do not know what came first, the eponymous ’’Turanian curse’’ or Turanium as a disease medium.
In this Hungarofuturist performance, we undertake to stage the dialectic of this speculative national metal, the xenotransformation process of toxin into medicine, depression into revelation—and vice versa. From this point of view, Turanium is the most important raw material of the Hungarian trauma monopoly, capable of providing the technological sophistication and ethnosuicidal sensibility of post-Hungarian civilisations on an intergalactic scale.
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