Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Rosie Heinrich, We always need heroes

Jul 17, 2017 - Sjoerd Knibbeler

I have to admit I’m completely biased, but I would like to take this opportunity to give a preview of the forthcoming project of Rosie Heinrich, for which I did some of the camerawork. Rosie is an artist who uses audio material from recorded conversations as her core medium to explore the nature of language and self-story telling. Her practice encompasses video, performance and photography. In 2015 she started to explore the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland’s crash in 2008. Far more than simply economic, the crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. Based on interview material with Icelanders, her video work We always need heroes delves deep into the effects and potential of crisis, told from a very human perspective. Rosie also collaborated with a choir for various performative parts of the project. The imagery shown here is a mix of video stills and photographs, which will feature in the book to accompany Rosie’s video work. It will be published by Fw:Books and released during Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam in September. Make sure to look out for it at the book fair, comes highly recommended.