AESTHETICS FOR BIRDS

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

WHISPERS OF POWER #5 WINNER

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It’s been a rough week. But many submitted insightful and fitting quotes and original captions! Thanks to everyone who participated. Your thoughtful comments made it another tough choice this week. That said…

Congratulations to Mathijs Demper! He gave us a great quote that sums up not only this piece, but the contemporary political landscape and all the fear and hate running rampant.

This week, too, we’d like to acknowledge Noah Larsson and Daniël Klunder as runners-up.

(Mathijs: Email aestheticsforbirds@gmail.com with contact details for your prize.)

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House of Cards, Season 2, episode 13, 18:44

“Nobody’s very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.”

– Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Title: Meeting

Description: Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) meets his nemesis, Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), in the basement of an opera house while Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is performed upstairs. After month of heavy intrigues and fierce positioning, these two shadowy figures face off at the end of a dim hallway as part of Frank’s final gambit for the presidency.

Next piece up tomorrow! Keep tabs on the project and contest at the project website here, or review the project over at the previous post here.

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