Broad Sense, 2011Installation, 8:36 video, 19 t-shirts
Broad Sense is based on an intervention at the European Parliament in Brussels. Takala emailed the same question regarding dress code in the European Parliament to the local E.P. information office of each member state. Then the varying responses were printed on nineteen T-shirts that the artist wore inside the Parliament over the course of three days. The video reveals the diversity of security responses to her visits.
Broad Sense was awarded first prize at Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2011 (NL) Camera: Siri BaggermanThank you: Rael Artel, Hanna Arvela, Roman Babjak, Julien Beneyton, Tudor Bratu, Alexandra Chaushova, Tomáš Džadoň, Miklos Gaál, Pénélope Gaillard, Nicoline van Harskamp, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Agata Jastrząbek, Eleni Kamma, Philipp Kremer, Aukje Koks, Brígida Mendes, Alice Nikitinová, Antti Miettunen-Nordström, Laura Nordström, Ahmet Öğüt, Mario Pulver, Alex Reynolds, Pamela Rosenkranz, Hans Rosenström, Luís Silva, Rebecca Stephany, Jukka-Pekka Takala, Ola Vasiljeva, Ellen Wettmark, Philippe van Wolputte, Nina YuenSupported by Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten / Prix de Rome and Fonds BKVB/The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture