Do you know about the tiger that guards the tent and the entrance to Kasárna? The work entitled Relative Safety was created in 2017 by Josefína Jonášová. She was inspired by Rudyard Kipling, William Blake, William Saroyan, but also by her time in Kenya. “You know, the transition from day to night, the tired body, the darkness, the imagery, the savannah… Who’s outside and who’s inside? Oooooh, breathless,” writes Josefína.
“Tyger tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night: what immortal hand or eye, dare frame thy fearful symmetry?” – William Blake
The work Relative Safety has been at Kasárna Karlín since 2019, replacing an earlier work entitled Xmas Visitor by the same artist. Unfortunately, Xmas Visitor did not survive one night of inclement weather.
RELATIVE SAFETY 2017
laminate, concrete, led light