András Cséfalvay (*1986) is a visual artist, digital storyteller, and mytho-poet from Bratislava, currently teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. He studied painting and mathematics and wrote a dissertation on the usefulness and reality of fiction. He delves into the relationship between culture and technology and the political and ethical aspects of listening to non-dominant voices in world interpretation. His latest works look at the relationship between astronomers and indigenous peoples in constructing the Mauna Kea telescopes, the flight of dinosaurs as a technology for survival after extinction, and the reclassification of the planet Pluto. He is a receiver of the Oskar Čepan Young Visual Artist Price, a member of The New Centre for Research and Practice, and a co-founder of the Digital Arts Platform at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava.
Lukáš Likavčan (*1991, Nové Zámky, Slovakia) is a Global Perspective on Society Postdoctoral Fellow and research affiliate at the Center for AI & Culture at NYU Shanghai. His areas of expertise cover philosophy of technology and environmental philosophy. He is the author of Introduction to Comparative Planetology (Strelka Press, 2019). Previously, Likavčan studied philosophy at Masaryk University and obtained his Ph.D. in environmental studies. He also held visiting research positions at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; faculty positions at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design as well as the Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU in Prague.
András Cséfalvay & Lukáš Likavčan, The Moons of Pluto, 2021
video-still, 7’ 27” video, full HD
courtesy of the artists