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34 illustrations, 31 in colour, thread stitching, free spine brochure

Publisher Note

With “Samples”, video artist Elodie Pong provides an insight into her work for the exhibition at the Solothurn Art Museum: the volume shows alternating image sequences from video recordings of “No No No” and “Black Boxing”. In addition, a text by Sabine Rusterholz deals for the first time in detail with Elodie Pong's complete works and provides access to the thinking and work of a promising artist.
Elodie Pong observes her own generation in her works. With a sharp (camera) eye she approaches people and their emotions very closely. With great compassion she illuminates the fragility of interpersonal communication and its potential failure. Alienation and self-assertion, intimacy and demarcation, dreams and fears in the individualized and pluralized society are the focus of her interest.
“Samples” vividly illustrates these aspects of Elodie Pong's work and supplements the artist’s previous publications in a beautifully designed volume. The visual material, which finds a valid form here in the book, is at the same time the basis for new video works as well as a film that will be produced at the end of 2007. Here Pong's great interest in experimenting with narration and constructing content in various media is evident.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2007
Artist: Elodie Pong
Printrun 1000
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-106-8
Format softcover
Dimensions 16.0 × 19.0 cm
Pages 96
Technique Offset Printing