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 / Cast

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 | Once upon a Time There Was an Unfaithful Mummy 2013 | On Top of Your Gaze 2013 | Me Seal, Baby 2013 | The Seal 2011 | Unplay 2010 | Flasher Girl on Tour 2010 | Dirty Diaries 2010