Kristina Elisabeth Steinbock
Born 1974. Lives and works in Copenhagen
I work within a cinematic language that approaches documentary with performance-based grip as a hybrid genre i.e. ‘Doku-art’. The actors in my works are ordinary people/amateurs living under the conditions that life has presented them with and therefore acting as themselves; the blind person plays the role of blind person, the sexworker plays the sexworker, the sailor plays the sailor etc.
The psychological preparation of the amateur’s individuality and personal narrative is important to my research-the arising and spontaneous situation in front of my camera; the moment the role ends and the birth of identity begin.
That specific collaboration reinforces the relationship between performer, director and the theme of the production and will be used to visualize the results of my research as a topic between ‘real’ and ‘performed’ through aesthetic experience, i.e. a cinematic tactility.