SLEZAN cotton mill

All of the photos in this set are made in old building which was formerly a cotton mill. SLEZAN. Building is empty and with no use for many years. City authority decided to open up the space for public for one month in September/October 2017. The empty building was temporarily used as an exhibiting space. Partly to showcase some modern art and partly to show history of textile industry in Frýdek-Místek. All textile factories in the city are now closed. I was happy to be able to se the interior of this building. It is one of many remaining in the city. Two buildings has been demolished recently.

I especially liked one little office, that was turned to look like it used to during socialistic period. So we were able to see a framed photograph of communistic president Gustav Husák or Vladimir Lenin.

Frýdek-Místek, SLEZAN, Těšínská ul., 23.9.2017

© Pavel P.


8 thoughts on “SLEZAN cotton mill

  1. Kevin Allen January 20, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    That’s very interesting what you have to say about this installation. I know there is a lot of nostalgia for the Soviet period. I was especially struck by the old style calculator on the desk, I saw a similar one for sale in a shop in East Germany though it was not made in Japan. The ubiquitous nude “Pirelli” style calendar on the wall, things you are less likely to see now I think. And the curious sculpture which has surely some references to Czech Jewish history.

    • Pavel P. January 21, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I don’t know what exactly was intention of that sculpture. Work of some art student from Ostrava university. Looks like evil.

      I googled the calculator name. Looks like it is still possible to buy ink refill for that machine.

      Next week we will have presidential election. Second round. Two candidates. Result will show if nostaglia won in this country…

  2. hagaibenarye January 20, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Great set of photos……..well done!

  3. pavrocz January 20, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Pavle, excelentní! To okno přelepené izolepou …. každá fotka s jedinečnou atmosférou, za každou fotkou příběh!!! Zdravím Pavel

    • Pavel P. January 21, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Byla to zajímavá výstava a dobrý nápad. Díky.

      Tvé poslední fotky z noci mají atmosféru. Zajímavé vidět, že ten čip m43 tu noc docela dobře zvládá.

      • pavrocz January 21, 2018 / 4:23 pm

        Je to foceno z ruky vetsinou na 1/15s,stabilizace je v objektivu. Verim, ze zvitezi poctivost umyslu, kazdopadne je to velke tema a budoucnost ukaze.

      • Pavel P. January 22, 2018 / 10:04 pm

        Aha, já tipoval stativ.

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