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Som de själva
Noemi Sjöberg

Like Themselves explores the idea of bodily habitus, of conduct, of generational transmission. In the video, we follow a girl in Nazaré, who has learned the work of a ‘beach attendant’ while we watch an old woman doing the same task. A daily scene which, in its naturalness, reveals essential questions of identity and human nature. The similarity between the 2 characters is such that one could be the youth of the other or vice versa; they seem to form two ages of one single being. 

English title Like Themselves
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:03:03
Color Color
Year 2020
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About the artist

Noemi Sjöberg

Noemi Sjöberg uses the video medium to observe and put into perspective the reality that surrounds her. Always looking for situations that break with the ordinary. She has filmed in many countries: Turkey, Japan, Iran, USA, Morocco, Egypt, India, China, Mongolia. Traveling sharpens her senses and forces her to be in a deep state of observation. 3 axes are central in her work: the human condition as time passes; the altered perception of reality and the sensory immersion that sharpens our senses.

Her work has been seen in Sweden: Färgfabriken Norr Östersund,Vandalorum Värnamo, Skanstulls tunnelbanestation Stockholm, Biografen Sture, Cinemateket “Out of Place” program Stockholm. As well as internationally: Galería ATC Tenerife, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Museum Pola Annex Tokyo, MACRO Testaccio Rome, Centre d’art contemporain l’Atelier d’Estienne Pont-Scorff , IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25th International Short Film Week Regensburg, Rooftop Film Festival New York, Festival tous courts Aix en Provence, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, European Film Festival Palić Serbien. In July 2019, she installed a 22 m long wall made of cement tiles with different shades in black, gray and white in Paris, a mission from “L ‘appel to candidature” Embellir Paris “ with La Ville de Paris.