László Csernátony Lukács
There is a famous techno club in Berlin, converted from a WWII nuclear bunker. It's bomb- and nuclear-proof. The club is known for being a meeting place for Berlin's transgender subculture. Nuclear war breaks out, ecological suicide occurs, and the only survivors are a handful of drugged-up trans people who, unsuspectingly, party the night away. They will repopulate the Earth, they will be the alpha generation. Would such an imagined society abolish prudery and exclusionary attitudes, or would their descendants after any apocalypse live in the same prudish and exclusionary society, but with a different manifestation of 'normality', thus setting off the same cycles and group dynamics we live in now? Do the basic characteristics of the person change, or is it just the context and presentation that changes? (On the other hand, if the apocalypse also entailed a permanent and general mutation of the basic properties of the human species, that would be an exciting and difficult situation for us to imagine...)
László Csernátony Lukács lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. In 2014 he spent three months in South Korea as an invited artist-in-residence at the Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art (SeMa), in 2013 he received the UniCredit Grand Artist Award, and in 2020 he won the third prize at the 2nd Sénrajz Triennale. His interests focus on urban folklore, techno-cultural identity, the interaction of high & low and posthuman postability. He has been working with concum icons since 2011.