National Gallery in Prague - Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia
The imaginary garden is quietly taken over by a colony of sleeping and dreaming octopuses. These acoustic sea creatures are made of the remains of civilisation and still flashing artefacts of the past, controlled by science, the media and digital technologies. They create a post-apocalyptic scene on the one hand but on the other hand they evoke positive feelings and awaken boundless imagination in viewers.
Light and sound tentacles allow the octopuses to travel slowly but surely through space and time. Thanks to the internal feedback system the octopuses have always sufficient stimuli to live. The most important stimulus are the viewers themselves who can modify them with their own presence.
This site-specific installation represents a new, post-digital era. Its authors use wholly unconventional creative means, beyond the routine artistic processes and so they actually become modern visionaries.