Pickpockets

2020

Pickpockets (Works)

Pickpockets - Marie Thiriot
colour, stereo, loop 4 min. 30 sec.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[English version
text adapted from Roland Barthes and spoken by Fiona Tan]

Pickpockets - James Wilson
colour, stereo, loop 4 min. 20 sec.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[English version
text written and spoken by Mark O’Halloran]

Pickpockets - Giles Inson
colour, stereo, loop 5 min. 10 sec.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[Scottish version
text written by Robert Vernooy and spoken by Ian Henderson]

Pickpockets - Marie Pierre
colour, stereo, loop 6 min.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[French version
text written and spoken by Nathalie Alonso Casale]

Pickpockets - Felix Deloos
colour, stereo, loop 4 min. 10 sec.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[German version
text written by Tim van Hoewijk and spoken by Sebastian Jehkul]

Pickpockets - Louise Stoffer
colour, stereo, loop 4 min. 40 sec.
flatscreen monitor with built-in speakers and player vertically orientated
54 x 31 x 7 cm (h x w x d)
[German version
text written by Sacha Bronwasser and spoken by Sophia Vonier]

Pickpockets is based on an eponymous album containing photographs of pickpockets who had been arrested at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. The artist invited writers and playwrights to compose texts from the point of view of the individuals portrayed in the album and had those texts spoken by actors.