Memorial to the Victims of Communism
2008 street art For sale
I placed plastic bags filled with groceries in the hands of the statues of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Újezd, Prague. The idea was to tell the people that the past is not dead, unlike many of the people mentioned in the text describing the memorial. On the contrary, the past is still alive in our retired fellow citizens who were most affected by the former regime. I often see them hunting for cheap products in retail chains. The lifespan of the installation was about 40 minutes. Two middle-aged men who were passing by found that the bags were full of goods. They took the plastic bags from the statues and then split the spoils on a nearby bench. Thus the street art installation was over in a completely unexpected way. The fact that people are willing to take anything that is not actively protected by the owner, remains a prevailing manifestation of deviated morals.