Remembering

site specific installation for 4th Prague Biennale, metal filings on the floor, dimensions variable



Remembering addresses history of a place utilizing material connected with history and function of the place for which it was created. The installation comprised of 80 kg of iron filings captured by an exhaust system and accumulated during a few months of constant activity of a grinder used to sharpen workshop tools for machines (such as a drill, milling cutter, saws, lathe knives etc.) and situated in a factory producing primary metal components.
In the past, the Karlin halls, served as factory buildings, in which were produced steam-driven, hot water-driven and warm water-driven boilers and waste incinerators for households, offices but also nuclear plants. People used to work here for a few decades. Nowadays, there is nothing left, but delicate dust in dark corners of the halls.