VER(EJ)NOSŤ – A MONUMENT TO THE PUBLIC AND LOYALTY
The VER(EJ)NOSŤ Monument is a memorial of civic solidarity, courage and direct democracy. The massive number of steel memorials non-hierarchically fixed into the pavement, flower pots, and the lawn in front of the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic, symbolizes the power of non-violent protest appearances of the public for the ideals of the Gentle Revolution and the loyalty to the November 1989 ideals.
The monumental, spatial architectural and memorial land art represents the social mass, which in the days of November 1989 on squares throughout the then Communist Czechoslovakia demonstrated dissatisfaction with the state of freedom and democracy in a peaceful and calm way. Placement of the monument opposite the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic symbolizes a certain waking guard of democracy even today, and the neighbouring faculties of the Slovak Technical University symbolize the role of students in this breakthrough period.
The large amount of upright, fixed and proportionally subtle verticals – memorials – generates a thick cloud of human mass. The steel memorials create a sound effect of “key jingling” in windy conditions or in physical contact with the construction.