EN / CZ HAY

emerged at a variety of Prague locations

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2009

Removal of an object from its native (rural) environment and subsequent transfer to an environment strange to this object: the city. The spectator is challenged by a familiar thing in an unfamiliar setting and thus withdrawn from ordinary perception of the place where the installation is located. A seemingly basic intervention into public space, it alludes to much more than could be apparent at first sight. Apart from being a dialectic between the city and countryside, the instantaneous reaction of onlookers becomes an inseparable constituent of the piece. The subsequent contrast with the interpretation by the police and the tabloid media forms a more complex testimony to the current condition of society.