This project is simply called “Nests” and mimic the random human activity in the urban landscape. Jakub Geltner was inspired by the characteristics of several cities on his travels around the world where he often found different unplanned, almost organically placed, elements that interfere with the typical facades of the buildings in specific cities.
Through this project he wanted to point out the extent of these “infections” to show how disruptively absurd as well as interesting the urban space can become. Jakub have been working on these nests since 2011, when he set up the first “Nest 01″ in the city center of Prague. He installed it directly on the waterfront of the Vltava river while he was still studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
Jakub installs all the Nests himself from a ladder or sometimes from a crane. All the Nests go by numbers and they usually occur on hot spots of contemporary public spaces.
Aarhus – Denmark, 2015.
At skeleton structure of a former Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Ostrava city – Czech Republic, 2012.
At Vltava river waterfront, Prague – Czech Republic, 2011.
At Futura gallery – Prague, Parabolic antennas, steel, cables, 2013.
At RED gallery – London, Parabolic antennas, steel, cables, 2013.
At abandoned building of former elementary school, Sokolov city – Czech Republic, 2012.
At Church of the Holy Spirit, Liběchov city – Czech Republic, 2011.