viktória kaslik



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Viktória is an artist, facilitator with a background in law, and design.



background

Viktória (b. 1992) was raised in Budapest (Hungary).

Having been interested in social coexistence she acquired a Master’s degree in Law at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary (summa cum laude, 2017). During legal studies, she was focused on constitutional law. In her legal education and subsequent work experiences she researched, witnessed and embodied the hierarchical qualities of the law.

While the gap between the law as her ideal and the law as reality widened, she started to familiarize herself with the field of design, being engaged in questioning contemporary social structural phenomena, engaged in the imagination of alternative futures, creating dialogue on what could be and giving space to think alternatively through creative, embodied means.

In 2019 she enrolled at the Critical Inquiry Lab (MA) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The academy offered a space to be engaged with certain parts of the law otherwise, while she developed a profound understanding of critical and creative research. In her final year, she explored the philosophical implications of restorative justice, an alternative to punitive justice.






education


MA in Fine Arts and Design
The Critical Inquiry Lab 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Netherlands
cum laude + Gijs Bakker Design Award Nomination for design research excellence
2021.


MA in Law
Faculty of Law

Eötvös Lorand University
Hungary
summa cum laude
2017.






participated at

Horizontal social histology, cosmologing night with Gyula Kaslik, at KK32 (HU), 08 Apr 2024
APPARATO RADICALE, text in collaboration with Gabó Bartha, Puja Journal
panelist,  Je verrai toujours vos visages directed by Jeanne Herry, Utrecht (NL), 30 November 2023
Legal reparation, lecturer, Performativity in Law, Brno (CZ), 20-21 October 2023 Legal reparation, lecturer,  Critical Legal Conference 2023  / Stream Global Feminist Constitutionalism, Durham University Law School (UK), 11-13 September 2023
Terra Nullius, research residency, Laznia Contemporary Art (PL), Visegrad Fund, 05/06. 2023
Design as discernment, text, Bring it home - publication edited by Juliette Mirabito, Dopo? (IT), 04.2023
Unseen, lecture, Living Project (HU), 13.01.2023
Design and restorative justice, lecturer, Kazerne (NL), 21.04.2022
Dutch Design Week, exhibitor, Beursgebouw (NL) 16.10.2021 - 24.10.2021
The body matrix, panellist, Arena, Beursgebouw (NL) 17.10.2021
Systems of inheritance, speaker, Elevator Radio (NL) 21.10.2021.
The Unlearning Festival, Ponderosa Stolzenhagen (DE) 30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021
Corpus juris, text, CARE WHERE? Zine (DE) 07. 2021

upcoming

Terra Nullius, artist in residence, Laznia Contemporary Art, Gdansk (PL), June/July 2024
Taraxacumthropy - shapeshifting into dandelions, Fairy Garden, Ozora (HU), July 2024







the rites of recognition

video art
2023

premiered at: Critical Legal Conference (UK), Sanctuary 

Argumentation Conference (CZ), Performativity in Law


Recognition is a core element of restorative justice: to repair and heal is to recognize and to be recognised. Documented open-ended improvisation with dancer Márcio K. Canabarro and filmmaker Dániel Botos.

















terra nullius

research residency 2022/3

supported by: Visegrad Fund
hosted by: Laznia Contemporary Art, Gdansk (PL)
artistic assistant: Mona Rena Groska

The research initiation stems from my observation that contemporary communities in Central Europe are experimenting with alternative living, driven by hopes towards a post-capitalist, post-nation state reality. Despite the endeavours, failures are commonly rooted in a shared reason: applying Roman law-rooted legal behaviour towards the land they inhabit, coming through disputes over traditional proprietary right claims. 


The research has been melting critical legal thought, phenomenology and information harvested through embodied technologies. The final showing took the form of a performative ritual referring to procedural attributes of justice-making traditions. Consisting of a lecture and guided session with dancer Tatiana Dziewanowska, we aimed to make tangible the edges of our vertical relationship to land and experiment with embodied technologies.
Thanks to Gabó Barta of Terrapolis Tracal (HU) for the mini residency, Tatiana Dziewanowska for movement-based co-research, Mona Rena Grovska for artistic assistance







 

legal reparation

video art


Documented research material based on a dance improvisation and systemic constellations, visualising the effect of contemporary constitutionalism on material bodies.

collaborators:
Márcio K. Canabarro
Dániel Botos

2021
The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven













seeking for legal remedy

text

2021
The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven


thesis tutor: Patricia Reed








CASE NO.1. the Moon vs. Human Mankind

performance

In the history of Human Mankind, extractivism and coloniality have finally reached celestial bodies.

Seems to become a precedent, the Moon claimed its rights, sued Human Mankind for its colonialist acts, demanded to hinder its activities and repair the damage caused on the land, and rocks of its body.

Will a new wave of domination be disrupted?
How are humans going to connect to the consciousness of rocks, and extraterritorial bodies in the trial and in the future?

In the closing hearing of the trial, where the case and evidence provided by the parties are presented, the verdict is announced, and the public is invited to participate.

2020
The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven




First Lunar Earthrise, Old and New
Image Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/
Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project









living project

facilitated gatherings
2022/23
Budapest (HU)

co-facilitated by Márcio K. Canabarro






Finding alternative models of abstraction by opening up a two months living space in Budapest (HU).

https://www.carewherezine.com/living-project