PILVI TAKALA
BAG LADY
SELECTED WORKS

Drive With Care

The Committee
Vergunningvolle Zone
Friends For Life
One in a Million
Lost Pigeons
The Take Home Experience
Broad Sense
Castle
Money Making Strategies
That WORK

Players

Real Snow White
The Messengers
The Angels
The Trainee
Kulunestokokeilu
The Announcer
Ice Breaker
The Shining Shining
Bag Lady
Wallflower
Easy Rider
The Switch
Women in Kahves
Event on Garnethill
With Spirit There's No Limit
Amusement park

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Bag Lady slide show 2006
Bag Lady book 2007
Bag Lady performance 2008

Bag Lady is based on a week-long intervention in a shopping mall in Berlin, where the artist went shopping carrying a lot of cash in a transparent plastic bag. Behaving like a perfect customer while doing something totally wrong, Bag Lady is both a security threat and a subject of protection. Existing in both roles but fitting in neither of them she challenges the pleasant and secure shopping atmosphere of the mall, especially the people responsible for maintaining it. This slight intervention sheds controversial light on the fragility of the social order, where private property in the form of money or product is such a holy cow, that it is under constant intuitive public control.