Drive With Care

Pilvi Takala

Drive with Care investigates the life of a teacher at an elite boarding school in the US. Utilising dry-humoured post-documentation of staged activity, Takala examines the boundaries within this particular community. The project explores people's strategies for survival as faculty members in the school negotiate their own space within the institution, finding loopholes – places to breathe – while being careful not to violate the shared rules.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:13:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Drive With Care
English Title

Drive With Care

Production Countries
United States
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pilvi Takala (Author), Pilvi Takala (Director), Stina Krook Foundation (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Amos Andersonin Museo (Funder)
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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.