I’ll be you if you’ll be me is a project consisting of five short films made on a deserted island in the Baltic Sea. In these films Åsa Elzén and Markus Wetzel continuously change roles between director and actor and through this method develop narratives about a fictitious androgynous character. One of them directs the first scene (where the other acts accordingly) then they change roles and the other directs, deciding how the film will continue. The one that is currently acting wears a mask and becomes this somewhat odd, mostly silent figure, alone on her/his island, trying to come to terms with the surrounding alienating nature, loneliness, death and longing for love. The project aims to scrutinize heteronormativity and the conventions of heterosexual love.

The Swimmer,

video stills from video with audio 03:40 min, 2007 from the project I’ll be you if you’ll be me (1 of 5 films)

Shooting Star,

video stills from video with audio 12:00 min, 2007 from the project I’ll be you if you’ll be me (1 of 5 films)

Love Hurts More,

video stills from video with audio 10:00 min, 2007 from the project I’ll be you if you’ll be me (1 of 5 films)

Åsa Elzén





Forest Calling – A Never-ending Contaminated Collaboration

or Dancing is a Form of Forest Knowledge /

Skogen kallar – Ett oändligt kontaminerat samarbete eller

Dansandet är en form av skogskunskap

    – Extension #2 at The Experimental Field, Accelerator, SU

    – Extension #1 In Forest Intervals

Notes on a Fallow – The Fogelstad Group and Earth /

Träda – Fogelstadgruppen och jord

    – A Growing Fallow Archive / Ett växande träda-arkiv

    – Biography of a Fallow / En trädas biografi

    – Transcript of a Fallow / Avskrift av en Träda

    – Boy! / Pojken!

    – Fogelstad Fågelstad Fågelsta Fågelholk Fågelbo

    – The Other School / Den andra skolan

    – A Growing Archive on the Women’s Barn and Livestock

    School at Fogelstad / Ett växande arkiv över Kvinnliga

    Ladugårdsutbildningen vid Fogelstad

    – A Step to the Side / Ett steg åt sidan

    – A Growing Peace with the Earth Collection

    – Transcript of Transcripts: Elin – Bang /

    Avskrifter av avskrifter: Elin – Bang

    – Why do things when you could leave it? – An attempt,

    an in-between land / Varför gör man saker då man kunde

    låta bli? – Ett försök, ett gränsland

While I am trying to get to know Fredrika, I am always

thinking of you.

Memory of an Event

    – Memory of an Event I (Dear Honorine / Dearest Signe)

    – Memory of an Event II

History History

The Collaboration: MS and AL

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced

    – The Glade I

    – The Glade II

    – Who Fooled Whom?

YES! Association/Föreningen JA!

    – A New Spelling of a Street – A tribute to Audre Lorde

    – All that you touch You Change. All that you Change

       Changes you.


    – (art)work(sport)work(sex)work

    – Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise


    – We Will Open a New Front/Lee H. Jones

    – (Dis)agreements?

    – When hell froze over

The guide and the seeing man

Project Description

I’ll be you if you’ll be me

A year of sisterhood

Getting Dressed

Bollywood Basketball