Work / Film

Elodie Pong

I have only recently discovered Elodie’s work. I saw a film she made entitled After the Empire at the Basel Art Fair. A well constructed, memorable piece that was highly amusing too. In this video, face-to-face conversations between late icons of popular culture and political and historical heroes – including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Batman & Robin, Karl Marx – are orchestrated. 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.