Elodie Pong

video stills from Untitled (Plan For Victory). 2006
video loop, 1 min.15
Collection 49 Nord 6 Est-Frac Lorraine, Metz

As a university-trained sociologist and anthropologist, artist and filmmaker ELODIE PONG often deals with social structures in her artistic work. The wide-ranging oeuvre of the video artist revolves around questions of identity, intimacy and separation, self stylization and unstable communication situations, always with a provocative touch.

The walls repetitively shake with the growing roar of ELODIE PONG’s Plan For Victory, a short video that depicts a mountainside avalanche.  Written in pink graffiti on the snow are the title’s words, as boulders begin to fall, trees topple and finally an overwhelming
cascade of snow blankets the entire scene.  The human inscription is effaced, the landscape re-made by natural disaster.

ELODIE PONG has received several awards and grants; her work is exhibited in group and solo exhibitions worldwide. She lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

And good news: you can view this video during the exhibition L’Idée de Nature at Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France) until 22 May, 2011. For those of you who can’t make it either because you are too far away or you didn’t get a slot, you can view more pictures of this exhibition here

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