A labyrinth is a place where predetermination and freedom of choice collide. The square by Manege’s Western fa?ade is now hosting an installation that interprets an image of one of the oldest urban labyrinths in history and has three entrance/exit points.
In ancient manuscripts, Jericho was usually depicted as a labyrinth. Manege’s installation is in the shape of a rectangle, which itself is based on the image. This depiction takes us back to the legend of Joshua conquering Jericho, which is mentioned in the holy scriptures of all three Abrahamic religions.
The main idea behind this installation is to help the audience think about their personal choice. It’s a reminder that all of us go about our lives in darkness. Often it seems that we know who we are, where we come from and which way we’re heading. But we can’t always predict where we’ll end up.