AGNES EVA MOLNAR

HUNDRED TIMES

As most of the social questions and phenomena appear on both macro and micro levels, conflict can rooted in disagreement between cultures, also between individuals, or can appear as a clash of interests between the individual and the authority. My series reflects this latter one.

The social role that is taken or chosen by the individual often contrasts with the role expected by the society and the authorities. Power prefers obedient citizens who keep rules and laws, authority standardizes, punishes rule breakers, penalizes. Penalty - independent from its degree - burns its marks on one's personality, in given cases on their bodies as well. One of the most well-known punishments that appears even in elementary school is writing down hundred times the promise not to break rules ever again. I use this form of penalty applied on body-parts in the form of the promises of the imaginary Obedient Citizen.

Hundred Times 01 - I will not fight against my raper, 2015

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Hundred Times 02 - I will go to church every Sunday, 2015

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Hundred Times 03 - I will put my hands up, 2015

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Hundred Times 04 - I will not march for my stolen salary, 2015

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Hundred Times 05 - I stop being attractive, 2015

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Hundred Times 06 - I stop being gay, 2015

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Hundred Times 07 - I won't be bad, 2014

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Hundred Times 08 - I will change the color of my skin, 2015

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Hundred Times 09 - I won't fight again, 2014

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Hundred Times 10 - I will give birth to several children, 2015

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Hundred Times 11 - I am not going to spark off a revolution, 2014

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