"I could see myself running, but I had no sensation of running" (2018)
This work was made for an exhibition accompanying the Eyes on Murakami conference at the School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University.
"The first time I encountered the writings of Murakami was as an artsy teen growing up in Budapest, Hungary. Being a fan of Murakami seemed to be a prerequisite for being cool and getting validated in alternative circles (just like being obsessed with The Catcher in the Rye and The Little Prince), so, not having read anything by him at that point gave me both a feeling of personal failure and a sense of irritation at the invisible pressure he subtly imposed on me. This has of course changed since then, but at the back of my head I always thought that in this writer-reader relationship, Murakami always had the upper hand. In a melodramatic way, by taking control of Murakami the character, I’m regaining some kind of autonomy. (...)" [From the Beyond Words: transmediating Murakami exhibition catalogue]