September 24: We always need heroes - long term art research project by Rosie Heinrich (DAI, 2012) will premiere at Cycle Festival, Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum
We always need heroes is a long term multi-disciplinary art project delving into the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland’s Crash of 2008. Rather than purely economic, the Crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. Heinrich has spent two years interviewing and listening to numerous Icelanders. Their testimonies, insights and voices are the raw material for her video and performance works and artist book, which question the effects and potential of a crisis.
Premiere screening and panel discussion at Cycle Festival, Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, 24 September.
Screening throughout the day. At 3pm there will be a panel discussion with a couple of the project’s interviewees Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir, specialised in environmental philosophy, and historian Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, festival curator Sara S. Öldudóttir, Rosie Heinrich and the audience.