The latest project of the British artist Roger Hiorns, who exhibited at Galerie Rudolfinum in 2015, “buries” a jet fighter MiG-21. In his project, Hiorns references the land art tradition as well as the recent phenomenon of updating traditional rituals in today’s globalized society. From the innate human dream to take flight, powerful machines were born – apparatuses for demonstrating and cementing power, underlining the triumph of enlightenment, technology and progress. The machines are confronted with the man’s last rites. An act of solemn parting. A silent triumph in a dystopian landscape. A terse sculptural happening with an undertone of social criticism. An idea of buried aircraft of different types, in different corners of our planets, and in different contexts.