In "The Committee" 8 to 12 year old children explain how they decided to spend 7000 pounds. They discuss the process of decision making and the values guiding their decisions. The children are 11 regulars at a youth center in Bow, London, and were invited by the artist to spend her Emdash Award budget, normally aimed towards production of art work for Frieze Art Fair. The children were free to spend the money any way they wanted as well as to choose how to make decisions in a group.
Pilvi Takala (Author), Siri Baggerman (Cinematographer), Pilvi Takala (Director), Jordana Maurer (Editor), Lewis Peters (Actor), Lauren King (Actor), Olivia Desimone (Actor), Peter Naylor (Actor), Larry Simmons (Actor), Kacey Thurbon (Actor), Jayden Smith (Actor), Maiya King (Actor), Tyler Julier (Actor), Joe Connier (Actor), Kevin Foster (Actor), Emdash Award - Frieze Projects 2013 (Funder), Frame Visual Art Finland (Funder), Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennale d'art contemporain (Funder), Bilgehan Özis (Sound)
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.