Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mark Power's The Sound Of Two Songs

I came across the work of Mark Power today via a showcase he had in an older issue of Seesaw Magazine. His project The Sound Of Two Songs examines the conditions of modern day Poland and the lingering historical, political and ideological instability that left the country devastated and depressed. Power's project also investigates Poland's steady push toward Western ideals. As Power asserts:

"This region, one of the bleakest places I have ever seen, is now home to one of Europe's largest shopping malls, as Poland continues it's inexorable rollercoaster ride West. Quite who this mall is targeted at I have no idea. Most people only to be using it to shelter from the incessant rain."

Images From The Series The Sound Of Two Songs

All Images © Mark Power