Brno - Key Sculpture - Jiri David (CZ), 2010

The Key Sculpture is in the shape of the word "Revoluce" (Revolution) in a DNA spiral that evkoes incessant rebirth, revolution in evolution and its reverse. The individual letters represents fonts from the names of well-known items from before 1989: R - from the Communist daily Red Right; E - from toiltet paper; V - from cotton wool; O - from "Pedro" chewing gum; L - from the TV commercials of Mr.Egg; U - from Tuzex shop vouchers for imported goods; C - from travel agency logo; E - from Communist ID cards.

Mobile operator Vodafone supported the sculpture through a public key collection. For the occasion of the November 17, 1986 anniversary, people brought in 85741 keys to Vodafone shops, from whisch the sculpture was created.

Manufacture and production: GRIOS s.r.o.

Copyright: Martin Kacvinský
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13472x6736
Taken: 27/02/2011
Uploaded: 13/03/2011
Updated: 18/08/2014


Tags: key sculpture; sculpture; revolution; comunism; brno
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