Kim Jong Il Looking at Things
is one of the most followed, shared and imitated monothematic Tumblr in
recent years. Collected by João Rocha, this uninterrupted series of
photographs of North Korea's Dear Leader looking at things fascinates
with its formal rigor and intensity.
Without removing these
photographs their primary function - to raise Kim Jong-Il to an iconic
rank - this series forces a shift in the purpose of propaganda. The icon
changes to taxonomy, the viewer is being watched, and the meaning of
this images beaks away.
Accompanied by an essay by Marco Bohr entitled Looking at Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things,
the book reveals the springs of our fascination for these accumulated
images on the Internet - these memes - analyzing how a series of
photographs apparently innocent becomes viral and attractive.
By publishing Kim Jong Il Looking at Things in the collection FOLLOW ME, Collecting Images Today,
Jean Boîte Éditions continues to highlight another art scene, which
establishes the online collector as a creator, and the ephemeral in the
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Boktitel: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things Bokförlag: Jean Boite Editions