︎a multidisciplinary project comprising: single-screen film, award-winning artist book published by Fw:Books, multi-channel video installation, wall pieces, photographic works, and choral work Rational Inattention.
︎composed from over 100 hours of interview material. ︎featuring the voices of:
Professor of Politics, Bifröst University
Guðbjörg R Jóhannesdóttir
Doctor of Environmental
University of Iceland and Iceland University of
Professor of History, University of Iceland
Professor in Comparative Literature,
University of Iceland
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
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
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).