Priscilla Monge is interested in power: who has it, who doesn’t have it, how it is expressed in the most ordinary aspects of our daily lives. She delights in upsetting our expectations, making us think about what is and is not acceptable in our society (and about who makes those unspoken rules). We expect walls to be made of bricks, but how do we react if, in place of bricks, we find sanitary towels? What if beautiful embroidery spells out not a blessing, but a violent curse? Yet although Monge takes a close look at the often harsh realities hidden beneath the surface of everyday life, she does so with wit and humour. For International 06, she will take the most familiar of settings – a football pitch – and ask: what do we do when the rules are broken and the ground shifts beneath our feet?
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 2006, International 06. Photograph by Alexandra Wolkowicz