Adela, 2007, videosculpture with sound
plastic bottles, 350 cm x 150 cm x 200 cm
2 min. 27 s. loop
photo: artist's archive / Markéta Dlouhá Márová.
Adela is an overlarge freely-growing street sign houseplant. It tempts socially weaker citizens towards it in a way similar to plants tempting insects with sweet pollen. The street offers many different colorful betrayals and lies. These plastic plants lure people from afar, but upon their arrival they are met with poverty and warnings of treachery and destruction, comprised mainly of the blinking signs of dirty all-night bars, casinos, nightclubs, and even homeless people and pigeons.