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K. (Moving Franz Kafka Face) / K. (pohyblivá tvár Franze Kafky) - Quadrio (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 04.900 E 014° 25.258
33U E 458573 N 5547871
Quick Description: Huge steel kinetic sculpture called "K." (symbolizing face of famous Prague' writer Franz Kafka), another work of "enfant terrible" of the Czech art scene David Cerný, decorates small public space at newly opened shopping centre Quadrio in Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/15/2015 5:07:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCMH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Huge stainless steel kinetic sculpture called "K." (symbolizing face of famous Prague' writer Franz Kafka), another work of "enfant terrible" of the Czech art scene David Cerný, decorates small public space at newly opened administrative/shopping centre Quadrio in Prague downtown.

The mechanically complex kinetic sculpture, designed by David Cerný, was constructed by Deimos company. Franz Kafka’s head moves - it is not only head' rotation around in a circle, but it is made up of 42 individual slices and each of those can also rotate independently of the others. It’s quite interesting to watch but the constant motion makes it a challenge to photograph...

Sculpture in numbers:

  • 42 independent slices
  • 42 electric motor modules
  • 10.6 m height
  • mass 39 000 kg
  • 252 construction segments
  • 1500 square meters (24 000 kg) of stainless steel sheets
  • 15 000 fastener pieces
  • 1000 meters of cables

Title of Piece: K.

Artist: David Cerný

Material/Media: stainless steel

Date of Creation or Placement: October 31, 2014

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): in a small public space at newly opened administrative/shopping centre Quadrio in Prague downtown

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