Sally von Rosen / Horses and Heroes, re-enactment

Horses and Heroes, re-enactment is a performance re-enactment that will be shown with the original footage (FlickFilm: Hästar och hjältar, video, 4.03 min, 2003), and enlightens the idea of working with re-enactments as a transformative process and a transition in time.

FlickFilm is an extensive ongoing project that started in 2001 when Sally von Rosen was around six years old. Today, almost twenty years later, she is returning to FlickFilm, to explore the ways in which the process of working with an original footage that she both filmed and acted in when she was little can propel debate and produce questions on empowerment and agency through artistic feminist actions.

Using herself as an example, she has been re-enacting this footage to look into ideas about interpreting, depicting and representing a child or childish behaviour and closely observing the power struggle between these girls. From the perspective of the child, to herself now, as an adult. She has also investigated the tension or friction that seems to appear when an adult tries to play or behave as a child, something that to begin with seems comic and safe but after a while becomes uncanny.

Sally von Rosen (b. 1994) is studying her Master in fine art at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, currently on an exchange to Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in the class of Performative arts. She has a bachelor in Philosophy of aesthetics from Gothenburg University, and she also studied two years at Gothenburg School of Art. Her main focus is performance and video, often in a combination.