Djurperformance – Häst-performance

Animal Performances – Horse Performance

Joanna Rytel


»My work has three main characteristics. One is my interest in the relation between animals and humans. In my Animal Performances I am seen dancing in front of sheep, goats, horses, cows and stripping in front of monkeys. The spectator becomes a voyeur, watching the animals who are watching me. The spectators are deprived of their passive roles. Who is looking at whom and why? Who has the power over the gaze, the power over seeing?«
Joanna Rytel

Director / Cinematography / Editing

Joanna Rytel



Portrait of Joanna Rytel

Joanna Rytel

Born 1974, Joanna Rytel lives and works in Stockholm. She graduated in 2004 from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She has developed a complex artistry, which always points out our times’ most poignant issues of gender, power and identity. She approaches these issues with great integrity, putting the personal at stake, making her form of address accessible to those outside the usual art and film worlds.

Films by Joanna Rytel (Selection)
Hard On 2019 | Stay Ups 2017 | Moms on Fire 2016 | My Seal, Baby 2013 | Dirty Diaries 2010 | Then I’ll Take Your Cat 2002