Artist’s Talk & Screening: Elodie Pong

Elodie Pong, Secrets for Sale, 64 Min. Video/Film, 2003, F/d, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

22.06.2017, 18:00

Moderated by Nadia Schneider Willen (Collection Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)
In German
Free admission, no prior registration required

Artist Elodie Pong is famous for her subtle analytical works that address human relationships, cultural codes and their influence on contemporary society. For the piece Secrets Collection (2001-2005), which can currently be seen in the exhibition Collection on Display: Rules, Pong purchased personal secrets from an exhibition's visitors, whereby the process of bargaining, selling and telling was recorded with a video camera. Each person telling a secret was able to make themselves unrecognisable as they saw fit and to set their own price for the secret. The artist took all 300 collected secrets, from the intimate to the amusing, from the dramatic to the childish, and cut them together to produce a nine-hour video. Pong's works play with the voyeurism of the observer and the extraversion of the participants, thus questioning established norms of division between private and public.

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