David Walliker: Mr. Blue Walks the River

Photographs: Martin Polák

from 6 june until 16 july 2005


Mr. Blue was photographed as he walked the bottom of the empty river, in the summer of 2004. directly below these currently empty frames which were originally built for, and held, communist propaganda posters.
Mr. Blue’s walk was a journey of self-realization, of crossing the river and returning, then continuing to the city center to find his position as a member of a greater social. Which in the very moment of doing so, Mr. Blue disappeared.


In its place, the 8 large-scale photographs facing Prague, are the very mirror of that cities identity in each individual who enters, leaves, and inhabits Prague.

This walk from the suburb of Mr. Blue, presented a context to the meaning of what is the idea of the city of contemporary Prague.