Floating between aspects of documentary and fiction, Josefin Arnell’s work methodically navigates the space between exuberance and self-exploitation. Her often favored medium of video freely traverses digital and physical boundaries, including performance, installation, objects, poetry and drawings. Through storytelling, loose narratives are often centered around characters that attempt to navigate contemporary infrastructures with impossible demands. These characters veer toward endless monologues rather than conversations, meanwhile interlacing in a sort of metasphere to compose a script. By often choosing to work with non-actors, she captures a rawness that reflects an emotional landscape exploring unattainable desires, perfectionism and control. The teenage girl, the horse and the mother are recurring characters alongside clumsy allegories wrestling with conflicts of the human condition or environmental catastrophes.