In Helsinki, Gil & Moti discovered government-run slot machines can be found in every supermarket and are thus completely intertwined with everyday life. The most popular gambling games mirror a folkloric fantasy of Finland, set in unspoiled nature, with Emma the cheerful farmer’s wife, Kulta Jaska the gold digger and sexy Amazons. This fantasy world is in a stark contrast to the stories of the various immigrants that Gil & Moti meet at the slot machines. The artists amplify this disconnect by playing these popular figures in real life.

Change Place Change Luck installation, video, sculpture. Exhibited at TENT Rotterdam. Made possible with the generous support of: Mondriaan Fund, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP).

mgm02.jpgChange Place Change Luck, 2019, exhibition view TENT, Rotterdam, 6 High Pressure Laminate and LED screens video sculptures, in each two channel HD in loop, sticker on floor, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

mgm02.jpgChange Place Change Luck, 2019, exhibition view TENT, Rotterdam, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

mgm02.jpgChange Place Change Luck, 2019, exhibition view TENT, Rotterdam, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

mgm02.jpgJamal, 2018-19, two channels video, HD, 4’14’’, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

Jamal, 2018-19, two channels video, HD, 4’14’’

Serkan, 2018-19, two channels video, HD, 3’10’’

 

 


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Change Place Change Luck
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MG&M Collective
Chickens, Dogs and Artists Tale
The Dutch Volunteers
Future Line Tours
In Your Shoes
Cleaning With Love
Available for You
You Brought the Light Back to My Life
Laylah the Creature Beyond Dreams
Dating Gil & Moti
The Gil & Moti Wedding Project
Fresh Feelings & Boyzone Pavilion
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