Myself and My Heroes (2020) is a video made for the online migration of She Unfolds, an exhibition by Alessandra Abballe and Sara Knelman at Ryerson Artspace. Referencing David Hockney’s 1961 work of the same name, the video explores images, video clips, books and articles that have informed thinking on heroism and its relationship to gender throughout history. During a moment in time when image archives and libraries are physically inaccessible,  this video uses screen recording in order to reveal connections made between different source material and highlight the stories of women that often exist on the structural margins of “the hero’s journey”.

Video still, Myself and My Heroes (2020), 12:14, 2020

Video still, Myself and My Heroes (2020), 12:14, 2020

Video still, Myself and My Heroes (2020), 12:14, 2020