We always need heroes (2020), running time 46 minutes

There’s never any innocence in the processes of remembering and forgetting.’
‘Alternative facts’ have always been present in the making of our histories, nations, self-storytelling and self-imaging. When the banks collapsed in 2008, for Icelanders this marked what has been locally dubbed the ‘Cultural Crash’. The nation’s collective reality proved an illusion, a construct, a fiction.

We always need heroes surveys the contemporary state of our narrative landscapes. It addresses the art of reframing and rephrasing, of discursively creating and conveniently forgetting: the misconstrued, the black holes, the blind spots. The project is a multi-vocal complex of perspectives, in which interchanging voices complete one another’s sentences, punctuate and perforate their meanings, derail directions, and motion an aesthetic for listening.