xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 19 12:40 AM
July 19, 2008: žižkov TV Tower
This TV tower in Prague, is unusual in shape, but more unusual is the 10 huge crawling babies permanently attached to it.
Even more creepy are the babies themselves.
touchnova Saturday Jul 19 06:09 AM
I visited Prague a few years ago and as much as the history of this great city leaves one in awe, so does this tower...and those babies. Craziest thing I've ever seen with my own two eyes. Where does someone come up with such idea?
Sundae Saturday Jul 19 06:09 AM
I wonder what sort of noise those metal fingers make when they come to life and night and crawl down the tower looking for faces? I think I'll hear them tonight when it gets dark... Plink, plink, plink...
SPUCK Saturday Jul 19 06:23 AM
What a bunch of butt heads. er faces.
SteveDallas Saturday Jul 19 10:11 AM
"see, kids, this is what happens if you watch too much TV . . . "
spudcon Saturday Jul 19 10:21 AM
I'll bet the slots are for Beta format video cassettes.
richlevy Saturday Jul 19 12:02 PMVideodrome meets Teletubbies!
newtimer Saturday Jul 19 01:38 PM
I don't get it. Are the baby heads some kind of ventilation intake?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 19 02:01 PM
It's typical of the "artist", David Cerny.
Gravdigr Saturday Jul 19 05:34 PM
The tower is weird looking. But those freaky little Pink Floyd-looking babies take the damn cake. Talk about a face only a mother could love...
Imigo Jones Saturday Jul 19 06:26 PM
Left: "Good King" Saint Wenceslas statue in Wenceslas Square, Prague; Josef Václav Myslbek (d. 1922), sculptor. See quote 1 below.
Center: "It is located in the entrance to the Lucerna theater on the southeast side of Wenceslas Square. Sculpture by David Cerný, executed in foam, but made to resemble patinated bronze."
Right: 2003 Cerny installation at Futura Gallery, Prague. See quotes 2 and 3 below.
Quote 1: "By far Myslbek’s most famous work is the statue of Saint Wenceslas which is located in the center of Wenceslas Square. It took him over 20 years to complete but has since become one of Prague’s most recognizable landmarks and a symbol of Czech statehood."
Quote 2; Spuck wrote:
[Cerny] Uh, the video installation is kind of a metaphor of the Czech art-politic, ah, not even art - it's basically a metaphor for the political situation here, when politicians are sort of "feeding" each other in a special way.
Sarasvati48 Saturday Jul 19 11:46 PM
Looks like something out of "Dr. Who"...
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 19 11:56 PM
Imigo Jones Monday Jul 21 11:20 PM
The hideous-headed babies seem to be a "successful" work of art (so-called!) along the latter lines, since here we are discussing it. I guess to an artist who's an attention ho, "there's no such thing as bad publicity." Otherwise, I didn't see anything that suggested Cerny was making any kind of statement about something with the babies, or with the fact that their faces are like that.