Speaking statues in the National Museum

The speaking statues installation was intended to rethink the purpose of portrait statues situated in the stairway of the Hungarian Natinal Museum. The idea was to make help these silent, but Hungary-wide recognized historical figure speak up for themselves. 

Four figures were equipped with movement sensors and sound technology, so the statues could come alive when a visitor passed them by. 

János Arany, Istvány Széchenyi, King Mathias,famours charcters of Hungarian history and literature addressed the visitors through their own lines, recalling their personalities and the roles they played for this country. This new approach has left the exhbition hall untouched, yet the statues stopped blending into their backgrounds as they gained extensive attention, that brought them out of their decorational, representational function.