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Pilvi Takala

The Committee

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Artist
Pilvi Takala
Title
The Committee
Year
2014
Duration
15 min 43 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, HD Video, Colour, Sound
5 + 2 AP

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2016
Presented in LOOP by
Carlos/Ishikawa
  • Camera: Siri Baggerman
  • Edit: Jordana Maurer
  • Sound edit: Bilgehan Özis
  • Made possible by: Emdash Award, Frieze 2013
  • Supported by: Rennes Biennale
  • Special Thanks: East Side and Tredegar U'13s Youth Group, Martin King, Polly Brannan, Nicola Lees, Kate Coyne, Stella Bottai, Vanessa Carlos

In “The Committee”, children explain how they decided to spend the £7,000.00 prize money, that Pilvi Takala won at the 2013 Emdash Award 2013, and discuss the process of decision making and the values guiding their decisions.

Pilvi Takala was the winner of the 2013 Emdash Award, aimed towards production of a new art  work for Frieze Art Fair London 2013. The artist invited a group of children aged 8 to 12 who  were regulars at a youth centre in Bow, London to spend her award. They were free to spend  the money any way they wanted, as well as to choose how they would formulate decisions as  a group. In The Committee, the children explain how they decided to spend the £7,000.00  prize money and discuss the process of decision making and the values guiding their  decisions.

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