Espoo Museum of Modern Art
05.06.2019 - 29.09.2019
Pilvi Takala: Players
Players is a film about a group of friends who play online poker professionally. The rules that govern the everyday life in their community follow the logic of the game. All the six characters are portrayed by Takala.
In her works, Takala often deals with topics of work, leisure time and communities. Players (2010) is a film about a group of friends who are all part of a community of professional Western online poker players in Bangkok. The film follows their daily life of gambling, extravagance, and inventive free-time activities where money has lost all regular meaning.
The narrator of the video is Jasu, one of the poker players, who explains the inner workings of the group and the life of bets and challenges that envelope the daily life of his friends both in and outside of poker. Pilvi Takala portrays all six parts of the group in their daily lives.
Touch exhibition is permanently on display at EMMA and presents a curated pick of Finnish and international contemporary works from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.