Broad Sense is based on an three day long intervention in the European Parliament in Brussels. The video reveals the diversity of security responses to the artist’s visits.
Brussels, bureaucracy, candid camera, comittees (general), control, documentarism, European Parliament, experimental films, guards, interventions, performance (art forms), political art, politics, safety and security, security checks, supervision, visits
Pilvi Takala (Author), Pilvi Takala (Director), Siri Baggerman (Camera), The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Funder), Prix de Rome/Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Funder)
Pilvi Takala (b. 1981) lives and works between Berlin and Helsinki. Her video works are based on performative interventions in which she researches specific communities in order to process social structures and question the normative rules and truths of our behaviour in different contexts. Her works show that it is often possible to learn about the implicit rules of a social situation only by its disruption. Her work has been shown in MoMA PS1 and New Museum, Kiasma, Palais de Tokyo, Kunsthalle Basel, Manifesta 11, Witte de With, and the 9th Istanbul Biennial. Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011 and the Emdash Award and Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts in 2013.