I thought up and prepared the entire action, no one else is to blame for it. We painted the Smíchov tank and erected a memento on it — a finger — in the early morning of Sunday, April 28. Firstly, I see it as a happening — an art installation — and I stand by that. I think that even though the tank is pink and thus shifted to an entirely different level, it’s still metal, it’s still a tank — and it shouldn’t be there. Television stations and the newspapers say it’s vandalism, but I reject that.
Pink should evoke the impression that the tank is soft and plush. In any case, a weapon on a memorial is ugly. If it arouses the impression that it’s made of plush like a children’s toy, it turns into an object that not only no longer stirs up terror, but also can bring delight.