PILVI TAKALA
THE MESSENGERS
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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2008
Installation/Media intervention
3 phonecalls in Croatian with English subtitles on monitors
3 excerpts from Story-Magazine with English translations

see one of the phonecalls (3:29 min)
see all phonecalls on vimeo

The Messengers is an intervention into Croatian media, more accurately a magazine called Story, specialising in celebrity news and gossip, and its fixation with local celebrity Vlatka Pokos. The basis of the piece is the idea of inverted gossip. Gossip can be any small detail about the life of someone famous as long as it portrays the person in a negative light. Instead of spreading juicy gossip, Takala sets out to report pieces of insignificant but positive acts whose value in scandalous terms is nil, yet when performed by a celebrity become newsworthy. These absurd little news items create a ‘rupture’ in the traditional tabloid formula through their lack of sensation and by being nothing more than a slightly naïve testament to people caring about each other.

Callers: Niksa Marinović, Barbara, Iva Išek
Thanks to: Jasna Jakšić, Antonia Majača, Ivana Bago, Ana Kutleša, Jelena Pašić, Petra Krolo

Produced in a residency at galerija miroslav kraljevic, Zagreb
Supported by FRAME