Zsofia Kollar

To Become A Driving Force In People

Graduation project, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Department award nominee.

It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train.
One man says, ‘What’s that package up there in the baggage rack?’
And the other answers, ‘Oh that’s a MacGuffin.’
The first one asks, ‘What’s a MacGuffin?’
‘Well’ the other man says ‘It’s an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands.’
The first man says, ‘But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands,’
and the other one answers ‘Well, then that’s no MacGuffin!’ So you see, a MacGuffin is nothing at all.

We desire to create bonds. Not just with other humans, but also with objects. Our curiosity moves us to reveal secrets, find the hidden and wonder about intentions, functions or the process of an object. MacGuffin is an object or device in fiction which serves merely as a trigger for the plot. My objective was to create a series of MacGuffins that will become a driving force for people. MacGuffins can be the most ordinary objects or the most extraordinary with a mystery to discover, my exhibition is a domestic environment with strangely familiar objects. My environment shows that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.