4 May 2022

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

Josefin Arnell features a group of teenage girls in a riding school, which becomes an arena for power games, and raises questions about friendship, maladjustment, normativity, fetishization and female empowerment. Humour and absurdity are used as political devices, but also as tools to access moments of emotional catharsis. Trashy performativity, camp aesthetics, grotesqueness and soap opera affect are staged in a combination of documentary, scripted and improvisational methods.

For technical reasons, this session is not presented at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. It will be broadcast live online at 2pm, and will be presented on screen at Rue Fran├žaise creative platform for art from 2pm to 7pm.