RESEARCH

AUGMENTING PERCEPTION

“My artistic research addresses light, and its effects and potential in augmenting sensation and PERCEPTION. 
Light is the essential prerequisite of visual sensation, that is fundamentally equal to eyesight and visibility.
However, the use of light – with the drastic changes it has seen in the last two centuries – has an effect on,
and is affected by perception. My practice based PhD research examines the act of directing light and considers it 
as the medium that augments and develops perception. My installations based on experiencing, rediscovering and 
reinterpreting different phenomena. Traditional and new media techniques intermingle in the artistic process. 
I use mostly natural materials, because my work dedicated to the protection of the ENVIRONMENT.
I’m especially interested of natural LIGHT and the invisible. INTERACTION is a key element of my activity. I work 
mainly on SITE-SPECIFIC projects, with focus of ENGAGEMENT with places and COMMUNITIES. I often refer to 
the collective memory – and use ARCHIVES – to introduce different cultures, and juxtapose them with contemporary 
issues. „Tamas SZVET 

“The works of Tamás Szvet, are essentially conceptual and intermediary. He is a complex thinker with a holistic 
approach who deeply believes that systematic scientific research as well as background studies on art history and 
theory are integral parts of the process leading up to the work. The result of this research-centred attitude is that 
the themes of his creations – or his artistic experiments – focus on ontological issues through pragmatic natural 
sciences. Consequently, the wide spectrum of the materials he uses is always subordinated to the concept:
in addition to traditional materials and the classical video recorder and projector, he often adopts procedures or 
techniques from physics and digital technology (reflection, light, shadow, and their behaviour in some special 
medium, such as vapour or augmented reality)…”* Noémi SZABÓ, (arthistorian; curator)


* Noémi SZABÓ: Light and Shadow - VISION, Pauker Collection, Pauker Holding Kft. ISBN 978-615-5456-37-4, 2018

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