The Committee, 201415:00 video
Pilvi Takala was the winner of the 2013 Emdash Award, aimed towards the production of a new art work for Frieze Art Fair. The artist invited a group of children aged 8 to12 who were regulars at a youth centre in Bow, London to spend her award. They were free to spend the money any way they wanted, as well as to choose how they would formulate decisions as a group. In The Committee, the children explain how they decided to spend the £7,000 prize money, they discuss the process of decision making, and the values guiding their decisions.
Committee members: Joe Connier, Olivia Desimone, Kevin Foster, Tyler Julier, Lauren King, Maiya King, Peter Naylor, Lewis Peters, Jayden Smith, Larry Simmons, Kacey ThurbonCamera: Siri BaggermanEditing: Jordana MaurerSound edit: Bilgehan ÖzisThank you: East Side and Tredegar U'13s Youth Group, Martin King, Polly Brannan, Nicola Lees, Kate Coyne, Stella Bottai, Vanessa CarlosMade possible by the 2013 Emdash Award, supported by Rennes Biennale