BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTISTS, TALLINN 2007
Consequences and Proposals
28.09 – 11.11.2007
Rüütelkonna building, Kiriku plats 1,
Curators: Rael Artel, Anneli Porri
Participating artists: Akvile Anglickaite (Vilnius), Coolturistes (Vilnius), Nanna Debois Buhl (Copenhagen/New York), Evelina Deicmane and Theo Mercier (Berlin), Gintaras Didziapetris (Vilnius), Nathalie Djurberg (Berlin), Merike Estna (Tallinn/London), Elin Hansdottir (Reykjavík/Berlin), Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Helsinki), Emma Kihl (Stockholm), Karl Larsson (Stockholm), Juozas Laivys (Vilnius), Johanna Lecklin (Helsinki), Rudolfas Levulis (Vilnius), Barthol Lo Mejor (Tartu), Andreas Mangione and Hanna Dagerskog (Stockholm), Marge Monko (Tallinn), John Phillip Mäkinen (Helsinki), Tanja Muravskaja (Tallinn), Kristina Norman (Tallinn), Stas Polnarev (Moscow), Karol Radziszewski (Warsaw), Alexander Raevski (Chisinau), R.E.P. – Ksenia Gnilitskaya, Nikita Kadan, Janna Kadyrova, Lesia Khomenko, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Lada Nakonechnaya (Kyev), Hans Rosenström (Helsinki), Pilvi Takala (Amsterdam/Helsinki), Sigrid Viir (Tallinn), Julia Wolff (Berlin).
1981 Helsinki. Lives in Helsinki and Amsterdam
The Announcer. Video, 6 min, 2007
Pilvi Takala is mostly working with site-specific issues. She designs a situation and then awaits what happens. Usually presented as video or slide installation, her work modestly tests the invisible boundaries in specific communities and environments.
For Consequences and Proposals, Pilvi has produced a new work, which takes place in Stockmann, a department store in Helsinki. We see an elderly lady pushing the limits of excellent customer service by repeatedly asking to announce messages for men she has seen around the store and would like to meet. She is putting herself in a position that is clearly pathetic and embarrassing, but at the same time powerful.