Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

The future is no longer the same

Project overview
Gábor Máté
Photography MA
Degree level
Media Institute
Year of project
A very personal project that seeks to answer, among other questions, what is the role of a self-sustaining economy today?
Is it possible to consider a close-to-nature way of life as an alternative way of life for the future? My photo project is inspired by memories and nostalgia. Nostalgia is a kind of involuntary memory. In involuntary memory the essence is revealed. In essence consciousness is captured, the ideal. In nostalgic memory, things do not appear as they once were, but rather as we have never experienced them before but in their essential form.
The aim of my series is to capture this undefined essence and to raise awareness of it in the present. In this way, I am evoking a past that has never happened in its entirety, as I commemorate it now; therefore this offers the possibility that in the future it will become as I want it to be.
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