One could describe my working method as community art. For over 20 years I have been developing interactive art activities that invite communities to join in. In these activities the role of the artist is shared and signing the works of art is impossible. The activities have been used to investigate the possibilities for interaction between northern villages and modern art and ways to develop community-based art education.
Artistic activities have potential to highlight and actively develop the special characteristics of different environments and communities. For example, community art uses the socio-cultural environment and traditions of a community as its starting points.
A joint art project provides a platform for the young, the elderly, artists and art enthusiasts of a community to meet, share their different types of expertise and bring forward those issues that are meaningful for them and their environments. Communities may also take notice of forgotten or neglected issues and groups.
The three parts of my artwork Vernal Equinox (2014–2016) are connected by the subject of equinox, the connection of darkness and brightness. For three years the spring equinox provided the framework for very different scenes, which are addressed in an installation consisting of metal, baize, photographs and video projections. The complex was exhibited in the Carolinum Gallery, Prague, in 2016.