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Power as a political and aesthetic category is a collection of fetishes.
October 31, 2011 12:31 PM   Subscribe

Views of Power is a project by Konrad Pustoła which reframes the point of view of the most powerful and influential people in Krakow, Poland by positioning photographs taken from those persons' office windows and posting them on billboards throughout the city. Some discussion on the project at New Art.
posted by shakespeherian (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't decide whether the photos are poorly taken or designed to convey the notion that power often is banal and bland.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:57 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, the ugliest look is from the window of a businessman. The prettiest two from the windows of poets, and one of them is marred by an ugly fence.
posted by hat_eater at 1:35 PM on October 31, 2011


There are two poets among the most powerful people in Krakow? Maybe I need to move to Poland.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:37 PM on October 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd think this would serve as an excellent deterrent to young people who are thinking about pursuing power as a career goal. As it turns out, like so many things, being powerful isn't all it's cracked up to be.

If you want a nice view out your window, you might consider becoming a landscape architect instead.
posted by MrVisible at 1:37 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


There are two poets among the most powerful people in Krakow?

To Kraków specifically. It is kind of special.
posted by hat_eater at 1:40 PM on October 31, 2011


~Missing the real players of Krakow.

As such, this is void. I'd have expected at least one shot of the cellar of a certain nightclub.
posted by Cheradine Zakalwe at 2:15 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you want a nice view out your window, you might consider becoming a landscape architect instead.


I ... will become ... the MOST POWERFUL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT ... IN THE WORLD!!!
posted by grobstein at 12:10 PM on November 7, 2011


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