︎we always need heroes¶ (2020), single-screen film
with music composed by Katrin Hahner / KENICHI & THE SUN ︎︎︎

︎we always need heroes (2018), artist book in collaboration with designer/publisher Hans Gremmen / Fw:Books
AWARDED: The Best Dutch Book Designs 2018 / Student Jury’s Best Dutch Book Design 2018
SHORTLISTED: Arles Photo-Text Book Awards 2019
︎BOOK REVIEW: on Daily Collector by Olga Yatskevich

The space beyond boundaries, Lucy Cotter
On how there is no one ‘NÆRƏTꞮV, Céline Mathieu
The meaning depends on the contentlessness, Saskia Monshouwer


︎a multidisciplinary project comprising: single-screen film, award-winning artist book published by Fw:Books, multichannel video installation, wall pieces, photographic works, and choral work Rational Inattention.

︎composed from over 100 hours of interview material.
︎featuring the voices of:
Eiríkur Bergmann

Professor of Politics, Bifröst University

Guðbjörg R Jóhannesdóttir

Doctor of Environmental Philosophy, University of Iceland and Iceland University of the Arts

Guðmundur Hálfdánarson

Professor of History, University of Iceland

Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir

Professor in Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

Héðinn Unnsteinsson

Author and Senior Policy Analyst, Iceland’s Prime Minister’s Office

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir

Professor, Founding Director Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University

Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson 

Professor of Geophysics, University of Iceland

Ragnar Þór Marinósson

Fish Farmer, Tálknafjörður

Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson

Writer, Artist, Activist

Þórunn Helga Benedikz

Former bank clerk with a degree in Art History, currently studying Law

︎Narrator: Birna Bragadóttir

︎Choir: Ana Stanicevic, Birna Bragadóttir, Gerður Gestsdottir, Jakob Falur Garðarsson, Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson, Rannveig Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir,
Sigurður Vignir Jóhannsson, and Þorsteinn Magni Björnsson

︎we always need heroes¶ was 
made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.

Visual artist Rosie Heinrich (UK born, Amsterdam based) explores the constructs of self-storytelling, belief, reality and (spoken or wordless) language. She works with audio and video, book making, performance, photography and installations, drawing from an exhaustive practice of interviewing, and using recorded conversations and their transcription as her central medium for both research and production.

Rosie is currently a research fellow of THIRD at DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam. She received her Master in Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute, where she was also member of the research collective APRC. Her recent artist book we always need heroes, published by Fw:Books and distributed by Idea Books, was exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Rencontres d’Arles, and has been presented, among others, at NY Art Book Fair, Sans Serriffe Amsterdam, Hrunið, þið munið? (Remember the Fall?) conference at University of Iceland, and the Open lecture series at Iceland University of the Arts. Other works have also been shown, among others, at Cycle Music and Art Festival (Kópavogur, IS), SYB Triennial (Beetsterzwaag, NL), puntWG (Amsterdam), A Tale of a Tub (Rotterdam), and Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam).


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berberisstraat 16, 1032 el amsterdam
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rosie.a.heinrich [a] gmail.com