Sculpture Line
Ústí nad Orlicí 2024

Ústí nad Orlicí is a district town in the Podorlicko region in a charming valley at the confluence of the Tichá Orlice and Třebovka rivers. It lies at an altitude of 350 m, 150 km east of Prague. Today, 14 200 inhabitants live here. The origins of the town date back to the second half of the 13th century, when the old Slavic settlement of "Oustí" began to grow during the reign of Přemysl Otakar II. Its beautiful historical centre with an almost regular square square with arcades and typical old houses has been a town conservation area since 1991.

In the past, the vast majority of the inhabitants lived by farming and home weaving. The boom of factory textile and engineering production took place in the middle of the 19th century in connection with the construction of the Olomouc - Prague railway. These factors influenced the life of the town to such an extent that they even earned it the name 'East Bohemian Manchester'.


Ústí nad Orlicí

Ústí nad Orlicí

sleeping beauty

Re-Use Project TEAM 6
Hemp rope, iron

The main inspiration for the sculpture was an old textile factory. The logo of Perla is a pinwheel, similar to the one Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger in and falls into a deep sleep. The same can be said of the textile industry in Ústí which is currently asleep.

The statue depicts this story with thorny rose branches in the shape of the iconic children's climbing frame. Overgrown with the current problems and threats we face. It shows that things can be both beautiful and harmful, just like the textile industry is today. At on the one hand it's a necessity and a beautiful thing, but on the other hand, if you we take on more than we can handle, it can hurt us.

The design is made from reused reinforcements from construction sites and strong hemp rope. By braiding the rope into the reinforcements, it refers to old weaving practices loosely referring to the original Perla textile factory. The sculpture is interactive, you can climb it, hang yourself in it or walk under it. The creation of the sculpture becomes part of the culture.

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