Film of naked London artist stuck upside down tied to a tree wins prestigious art award

Hilde was suspended for thirty minutes, she told ITV News. Credit: YouTube: Hilde Krohne Huse

An 11-minute video showing a young London based artist attempting to free herself from a sling hanging from a tree whilst naked has been selected for a prestigious award for emerging artists.

Hilde Krohne Huse, a Norwegianer who has lived in London since she was 7-years-old, was filming what was supposed to be a two-second scene for a series of films she was making for an art project.

Suspended naked from a tree in the Norwegian island of Aukra, the weight of her body made the noose around her ankle tighten and instead of filming a two second clip, she recorded herself for 11 minutes trying and failing to free herself.

After the battery of her camera ran out, she continued to struggle for another 20 minutes before a friend came to her rescue.

Speaking to ITV News London, Krohne Huse said she was overwhelmed by the response to video, and proud of her work. Her distress, she said, was genuine.

Hilde injured her ankle in the fall. Credit: YouTube: Hilde Krohne Huse

Krohne Huse said she did not mind people laughing at her - and was delighted at how many people - almost half a million - have viewed her video.

The video won the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, and will be displayed in a number of galleries across the UK from Autumn.