The exhibition We always need heroes by Rosie Heinrich sees the premiere of a long term multidisciplinary art project delving into the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland’s Crash in 2008. Rather than purely economic, the Crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. Heinrich has spent two years interviewing and listening to numerous Icelanders. Their testimonies, insights and voices are the raw material for her video and performance works, which question the effects and potential of a crisis. Heinrich’s eponymous artist book will be published by Fw:Books.
Saturday 7 Oct, 5–7 pm
The exhibition will be opened by Frank van der Stok and the consulate of Iceland Wouter Jongepier.
Sunday 8 Oct, 4–6 pm
Screening, artist talk and performance with guest Myriam van Imschoot
Sunday 22 Oct, 3–5 pm
Screening and artist talk with guest Sarah van Lamsweerd
Open Thursday–Sunday, 2–6 pm, or by appointment (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
This project is made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and SÍM artists’ residency, Reykjavik.
On the artist
Rosie Heinrich (UK) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Heinrich works with audio material from recorded conversations as a medium to construct narrative works. She considers the construction of our (collective) realities through the act of storytelling. Unpacking language and forms of narration, her research results in printed matter, audio and video works, performances and installations.
Heinrich completed the MFA programme at the Dutch Art Institute in 2012, when she published the sound piece It was big enough to get me completely inside. Performances have been presented at Veem Theater, Amsterdam, Sub Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam and Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam. Her video work It's possibly the only way that I can walk through myself (2014) was screened at A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, and Art Rotterdam. In 2015 and 2016 she was an artist in residence at SÍM Reykjavik, where she developed and presented parts of We always need heroes.
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