The miner Prometheus, an eleven-meter-high monument in remembrance of more than 200 years of mining is now erected in Trbovlje, Slovenia to be officially revealed later this year. A monument to the generations of Zasavje people who worked hard to ensure the survival of families and the development of the region. This the largest commemorative sculpture in Slovenia is made by the sculptor Zoran Poznič and I. Prometheus became a god of fire and a representation of human striving, the skills of Civilization, such as writing, mathematics, agriculture, medicine, and science. He is seen as a representation of the quest for knowledge and revolutionary defiance - but also of the risk of overreaching or unintended consequences. In Trbovlje, the impressive mining Prometheus sculpture will shine self-sufficient solar cells - illuminated from the inside. His headlight will shine across the valley to the entrance of the mine shaft, where it will illuminate the mining coat of arms on the tower. I made the heart of the Prometheus – naturally of coal. For me, it’s personalne satisfaction to be a part of this project. The more I thought about him, the more I wanted to embody the duality of this life in our ends. There was always talk only of male heroes suffering underground. However, these heroes were only able to survive thanks to their wives. That is why this heart has two halves - which are connected and beat with the same rhythm.
I think the statue will appeal even to the younger generation: Prometheus will not need an explanation, because it skips time frames. Given that the basis of work is from the past, it is driven through the present, and with all the virtual technology, it connects all time frames. Everyone will look for the part of the story that is closest or most related to them.
Project was managed by Trbovlje New Media Setting, Kaos Communication, mag. Ak. Kip. Zoran Poznič, KUOLMi - Marjeta Hribar.
Kip so omogočili prostovoljni prispevki, donacije, predvsem pa volja pomagati, vseh, ki so bili zaprošeni za kakršnokoli pomoč.