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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
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:03:03
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2020
Latest screening May 6, 2021
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About the artist

Noemi Sjöberg

Noemi Sjöberg’s artistic core centers on the transformation of reality, the evolving human condition, and the impact of travel. Having worked in diverse locations like Japan, Iran, the United States, Egypt, India, China, and Mongolia, her approach to travel transcends exoticism, fostering a state of mind that sharpens her senses and encourages a closer examination of the world. Her works, showcased at prestigious venues including IFFR Rotterdam, Rooftop Films NYC, Kassel, Flux, Oberhausen, MACRO Roma, Färgfabriken, and La Panera, underscore her global footprint. In 2019, she contributed the permanent piece “Plongeon” to Paris, and in 2021, spent six months in La Réunion, creating two works addressing women and migration.