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Czech-Gypsy dictionary

2012

 

Ping-pong balls, iron 183 x183 x 4 cm

 

Czech - Gypsy dictionary illustrates the interconnection of dominant and minority languages. The chaos of the letters responds to the society in the city Ustí nad Labem - Předlice.

 

In general this is a theme common for almost all cities. A large amount of cultural mixing encourages the transposition of words, mixing languages and the formation of new habits.

 

One language is largely dominant over the other, in this case the Czech, which is depicted with a bolder font. Rotating the balloon in a row with the same thickness letters uncovers a word and on the other side you can find its translation. By reading the letters diagonally you can also find a new foreign words. It is a game with letters, which has a various different results.