As a documentarist I am always interested in exploring what it means to be human, and especially what it means to be a woman. «Vi driver hor!» is a project about the two norwegian rappers Mira and Ragna of the band KUUK (Norwegian word for dick). Their lyrics and the way they act on stage challenge the way we expect women to behave. They are neither trying to be cute, nor are they afraid of taking up space. As pioneers they are among the first women who challenge the norms and stereotypes of the male-dominated Norwegian hiphop scene. They also challenge the way western society portrays women as passive sexual objects. With this in mind, I have followed them over two months, at secret festivals, during studio sessions, when rehearsing with their band and making new music. I am trying to explore sexuality and identity, but also strength and vulnerability. The project was exhibited at the National Museum of Popular Music in Norway, November 2014, and will culminate into a book. The project is still ongoing.
Maria Gossé (b.1983) is a Norwegian photographer currently living and studying in Copenhagen. Her work is documentary-based and her projects mainly focuses on women's role in society, norms, relationships and psychology. She studied photography at Bilder Nordic School of Photography and Fatamorgana in Copenhagen. Maria has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and visual culture, and has worked for various norwegian newspapers.