Helén Vigil


Helén Vigil: Pants on fire, 2004/2009.
video, 2.07 min.

Photo: Julie Galsbo.

In Pants on fire Helén Vigil is playing with language. She is citing different kinds of empty phrases which
slowly get more and more associated with war. Thereby the emptiness of the phrases related to war
becomes visible. In line with the meaning of the English pun that the title refers to one might add that the war
phrases are not just empty but also dishonest.
Text: Julie Galsbo.