EMPTY PAGE - Protecting Our Own, 2016 - 2017
Video installation, 14:30 min, Hd DVD, color, stereo.
Portfolios offered by the company Empty Page
Empty Page is a company based in Baden, Switzerland founded by Adrian Melis. The company is dedicated to acquiring and processing information, data and statistics that accuse Swiss companies, banks and enterprises of questionable activity (tax fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, etc.) and by reinventing the content, protect the Swiss image, its banking system and its reputation. The company’s aims to stay at the forefront ‘damage control’ strategies and embrace post-truth politics. The information is manipulated, transformed, erased and changed by the employees who apply absurd methodologies bordering on surreal office-chores task and performances. In order to advertise Empty Page’s integrity and dedication to the Swiss image the company commissioned a promotional short film to be made in which its aims and ideology are explained and communicated, through employees and employers alike, to the public and to potential clients.