Nataša Perković

Monument entitled “Write & Delete” consists of a cube painted with the school blackboard paint so that names of those we consider heroes can be written on it and deleted form it with a piece of chalk and sponge. It is a cynical attitude to the situation in our society where heroes are being “written & deleted”. The monument should serve as an eternal reminder of life and work of a distinguished person, so in a way this is an anti-monument. It invites accidental passers-by to interact with it and they can contribute, from the viewpoint of ordinary people, to the monument with their note, comment, deletion or indifference. This anti-monument is formally similar to the pedestals (with or without the busts) that are located at the same place, yet it is different from them. The anti-monument is slightly crooked so it looks as if it could fall at any moment, thus symbolizing the uncertainty of our time. The diagonal line is also what attracts attention of passers-by and invites them to interaction.

Project received for the competition for new monument/artwork in public space in the category “Monument form – pedestal”