Functioning as a symbol of mankind´s lengthy journey towards God. The space of the cathedral hosts an exhibition attempting to visualise the exceptional personalities functioning as companions while leading people through history. Since the beginnings (David), Mary (the Virgin and God) has been heading for the altarpiece accompanied by the Old Testament prophets (the Prophet) and her contemporaries (st. Elisabeth). Both His and Her journeys are watched by and co-created by many other people including ourselves. This is symbolised by the two statues situated at each side of the nave (Catherine of Alexandria and Joan of Arc).
The central motive of this installation is human life (the Birth). Resulting in redemption (the Day after Saturday), the course of life is depicted while enduring suffering with help of Our Lady (Notre Dame) and receiving support from characters connected with the teaching of the church (st. Nina, st. Catherine, Izaiah and Tribute to Theodorick) in presence of other people (Poet´s Portrait). The redemption is eventually reached through Christ´s Passion (Via Crucis, In the Garden of Gethsem´ane, the One).
Brno – 27. 4. 2004 Vladimír Matoušek