Kirsten Hoffman


First Commissions inspired by The Sleeping Beauty: portray an extravagant political figure.

Artist Statement

Napoleon poses the improbable, ‘What would Napoleon Bonaparte do if he was reborn in the modern era as an Australian woman?’ In this fictitious film piece Napoleon ignores gender, doesn’t care that she’s a bum and is unstoppably arrogant. Although it might be liberating to entertain such an unfortunate reincarnation of this despot, the artist reminds us that Napoleon is still just an egotist who killed millions of people for a “legacy”, only to die like the rest of us.


Kirsten Hoffman, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation), 2018

Additional Credits

Emily Graham, Lucy Davidson, Lauren Hunter, Asher Karahasan


3rd Jul 2019

 Further information

Type: First Commissions
School: Victorian College of the Arts