After the Empire
Elodie Pong, 2008, 13'50''

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Zurich-based video artist Elodie Pong is known for her subtle, analytic works focusing on how human relationships and cultural conventions impact contemporary society. In 'After the Empire', Pong orchestrates face-to-face conversations between various late icons of popular culture and political history, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Batman, and Karl Marx. Surrounded by a post-apocalyptic set, the actors embody their character’s individual and symbolic extremes, longings, and ideals in simultaneously humorous and elegiac ways.

  • Date: 2008
  • Length: 13'50''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: appropriation, (experimental) documentary (artwork genre), fiction (artwork genre), satire / parody, pastiche / fake
  • Keywords: modern life, identity, mass media, culture, consumption, western culture, humour