Salóme is Yrsa's first documentary after finishing her master in creative documentary at Pompeu Fabra, iDEC, Barcelona. Previously she studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art in London. As well as making documentaries and other filmic pieces she uses a variety of media in her practice: texts, photography, watercolours and print work. She processes all her black and white films herself where she is enjoying the moment of experimentation. In 2009 Yrsa co-funded Skarkali with Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir.
Salóme (Orig.) / 2014 / Iceland / 59 min
Art was an important factor of my childhood, where I would spend time watching mama, through the threads. Today I am back in Iceland, watching her again - this time through the camera. We have not lived under the same roof since I was a teenager.
I am 35, without children and a strong desire to make a film about her. Mum is not interested in being filmed.
The film does not only deal with a mother - daughter relationship, but also a filmmaker and a subject with their own will.