Mathilde ter Heijne

The Invisible HeroMathilde, Mathilde

Mathilde, Mathilde interweaves dialogs from three French films where the main character is named Mathilde and which all end in her suicide with shots of the artist herself pushing her alter ego from a bridge into a river. Ter Hejine’s videos explore inner conflicts and often show spectacularly staged self-destructions to reflect on aspects of the economy of attention in the art world, female role models, and her own identity as a female artist.