Nation to Itself


This project was tricky. The building is Prague’s National Theatre, in a very prominent position on the bank of the Vltava river. The sculpture was supposed to be installed in May 2003, right before Czech referendum about entering the EU. At the end of February the board of the Theatre cancelled it, fearing that they would all lose their jobs.

The intention was that steam would burst from the sculpture’s nozzle at random time intervals, adding an air of surprise.

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