Krištof Kintera (CZ) → Lighthouse

About project

Is it true that a place once covered in water will become water-covered again? The water volume remains the same, yet its state changes. Light grinds the landscape and warns ships against possible wracking. The signalling system, that we, landsmen, are so unfamiliar with, introduces light that conveys its warning message. It brings on the wind and waves splash against the Prague Castle. The Petřín Hill is turned into an island and light propagates from its lighthouse.

Karel Hynek Kintera


The Petřín observation tower likes to compare its altitude with the altitude of other observation
towers and high-rise buildings.

The highest point.

About artist

Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts - Studio of Sculpture. In his work, he comments on the principles of current consumer society. His objects and installations intervene in the stereotypical chain of production, shopping, and consumption. As an active performer, he directs a theater group called Jednotka. The ability to react to the problems of our times is found throughout the majority of his work. His most significant pieces are “Plumbař”, “Mluviči”, “Spotřebiče” or recent Memento Mori to suicide killers - “On one’s own decision”.