Giant wooden "airship" appeared on the roof of the museum in Prague
The Prague Center for Contemporary Art, DOX, installed a huge flightless "Gulliver's dirigible" on its roof.
The 42-meter cocoon of steel and wood will serve as a place for reading and discussing literature related to the themes of DOX exhibitions, which are collectively stated as “relevant aspects of the human condition”.
The “airship” created by Martin Rainis is meant to embody “monumentality and hypnotic grandeur that will fascinate many generations more years after the disappearance of airships from the sky. They always personified a person’s desire to fly and symbolized a certain unattainable ideal. ”
Wood and metalworkers have been working for more than two years to create an "aeronautic".
Leos Valka, director of the DOX center, said: “The idea of invading the ‘parasite’ structure into the strict modern architecture of glass and concrete pursued me for several years, but at first I thought it was an absurdly fascinating organic form,that would contrast with the familiar architectural appearance of the DOX center. ”
The opening of "Gulliver" to the public is scheduled for December 11, 2016.