Pilvi Takala

I’m not familiar with her work but after reading this new yorker profile I knew I had to post about her.  At the very least she is an interesting live performance artist and I am a sucker for those.

In some ways she does what every artist does or at least I would hope does, which is examine, subvert, hold a mirror up to society, question assumptions, question everything.

But she does it in an impossible to ignore, live way. It’s one of the things I love about live arts, it’s thereness, that is hard not to engage with. Sometimes if only to get away from it.

There’s also something to admire in her quiet braveness, ability to commit to the inevitable extremes of simple starting assumptions, and simply the variety of subversions and situations she engages.

New Yorker

portfolio website