Master's Thesis

The Red Queen

Final Thesis 10.16 MB

Author of thesis: MgA. Martin Králík

Acad. year: 2015/2016

Supervisor: prof. akad. soch. Michal Gabriel

Reviewer: doc. Mgr. Jan Zálešák, Ph.D.


Red Queen is a chess piece on the story of Alice in Wonderland, which is constantly running to hold it in place, because the world around it is constantly in motion. Therefore, it is a symbol of the theory of evolution, a constant necessity innovation and the eternal escape from competitors.
Red Queen's Race is constructed into a miniature civilization, or rather one growing superorganism, which constantly oscillates between the digital and the physical world.
The main consciousness of this association is black majestically looking server that supplies with his computing power and energy all attached printers. They are designed specifically for this purpose, such as abstraction of robotics industry, with an emphasis on a functionally aesthetic form, in yellow-orange color of heavy industrial machinery.
The most important and largest part of this system, are entities which printers materialize. They are created according to a living creature of this world, generated by computer, based on a unique code, which is the result of calculating the evolutionary recombination, processed by the server, depending on the reactions of outside observers at the objects which are already created. Sense of each entity is attract attention. How much more, the greater is the chance to continue their code in future generations.


Red Queen, evolution, Alice in Wonderland, White Rabbit, The Matrix, 3D print, Industry 4.0, electronic organism, living machines, plumbing, Red Queen's Race, centrally controlled system

Date of defence


Result of the defence

Defended (thesis was successfully defended)




Language of thesis




Study programme

Fine Arts

Study field

Fine Art

Composition of Committee

MgA. Vasil Artamonov (předseda)
MgA. Tomáš Hlavenka (člen)
doc. MgA. Luděk Rathouský (člen)
MgA. Jiří Franta (člen)
prof. akad. soch. Michal Gabriel (člen)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Medek (člen)
prof. akad. soch. Jan Ambrůz (člen)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Korbička (člen)
doc. Mgr. Jan Zálešák, Ph.D. (člen)
Jiří Ptáček (člen)
doc. akad. mal. Petr Lysáček (člen)

Supervisor’s report
prof. akad. soch. Michal Gabriel

Grade proposed by supervisor: A

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Michal Gabriel- posudek diplomové práce Martina Králíka.pdf 48.19 kB

Grade proposed by reviewer: B

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martin_kralik_posudek_oponent.pdf 92.41 kB