The Velvet Revolution was essentially a liberation of words – suddenly, it was possible to name what had to remain silent for an extended period of totalitarianism. Today we can see how the weight of words is increasingly devalued. It is tough to navigate with clarity and understanding in the stream of really or only factual statements made by politicians and public figures together with citizens to the media over the last thirty years. The life facing unfreedom has been in some ways more authentic, but the free one is burdened in turn with increased responsibility.
I created the video installation for the Velvet Exhibition, E. Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem.