Cobblestones
The Revolution of 1956 and the Rubik’s Cube have nothing in common except the fact that they are both Hungarian and equally famous worldwide. But are they really equally well-known? Which one is more famous, the Magic Cube or the bloody events of the past? No doubt the Cube is the winner, which is not surprising if we consider that it is the more delectable of the two. The one that is easier to comprehend. The one that you can integrate into your life. The one that you can buy. The one that is more “objective”. The more universal one, so to say. On the contrary, the different chapters of the revolution and the street fighting scenes, despite being captured by photographs, will remain enigmatic, unique, frightening and incomprehensible to most of us. Which of the two is more useful? The Cube or the Revolution? Which is more enlightening to the rest of the world? Which one is more profitable for Hungarians? Which one has been more useful to the rest of the world? Is it possible that the more accessible one leads to better understanding? Can this Magic Cube teach us more about the Revolution? How can a logical structure explain empirical facts? How can the two be connected? Maybe by some artistic gesture…