Dissecting the Unknown
Zsolt Berszán's art is an exploration of the most hidden fantasies of violence and destruction. With works from the series “Dissecting the Unknown” he continues his research started with the projects “Residuum” (2014) and “ABlackJECTION” (2013), wherein he was preoccupied about rendering the abject and the state of decay. For Kristeva the concept of abjection represents the absence of the object, namely of a destroyed object proposed as a precondition for the development of mental activity. “The Abject preserves that what existed in the archaism of pre-‐objectal relationship, in the immemorial violence with which a body becomes separated from another body to be”2. The Abject attracts "toward the place where meaning collapses”3. Berszán’s black silicon structures arise through a process of etching and division of the metal. Thusly, anthropomorphic shapes appear on the surface of metal plates that describe non-object states and imperceptible movements.