7 June 2014 at 10 PM
Castle Landštejn, Czech Republic
In his happening "The Way of the Cross" on 7th June 2014 at Landstejn castle, the sculptor, painter and performer Lubo Kristek lead the audience on a time-compressed journey from the Middle Ages across the current times towards the future. As if he wanted to express that "forward" means to return "something" back.
There were about 80 artists in the castle ruin. Ballet, philharmony, opera and digital age music joined in a surreal scenery that was dominated, in the end, with a new cycle of paintings by Kristek. The last paiting of the cycle dedicated to the theme of the way of the cross is called "Sublimation of Gold" and raises the question what if all the gold of the world of mammon suddenly evaporated.