Interviewed by Christina Molander
Q: Could you describe your artistic practice?
A: My artistic practice is called physical cinema, doing films, videos and video installation with a movement based core for the works. Behind or in front of the camera.
The camera is my favorite dance partner. I love all the creative possibilities it gives me in contemporary media, television, films and computers. It is here that I find strong similarities to the dance world and great opportunities to take both forms a step further; the dance and the film, forming a new entity as combined forces.Edited movements in the given space of the camera frame are for me equivalent to choreographed movements in three-dimensional space. But the camera space gives me much richer opportunities to deal with subtle moves in close ups. Repetition and manipulation of time and space create an opportunity for a totally new perception of dance and choreography in film.
Q: What defines your practice as being cross arts?
Outside of the importance of having different art fields together to share different views in their practice, working together side by side.
Dance or movements combined with camerawork is an almost unexplored field. This is the reason I look forward dealing with each new piece. My work is based on what we see everywhere and know by heart. Although it is then transformed into a new and exciting context, it remains totally accessible to a general audience. Maybe, because of the camera, it is possible to give people enough understanding and interest to start experiencing dance all around, and with that the ability to create their own opinion of it. Maybe here is an opportunity to encourage the audience to find their own dances, inspired by real life. Creating personal style only stands to enrich the world of dance we all inhabit. I want to make simple yet challenging films to show that dance is what you want it to be. This will show that after all, dance is your very own movement, made with self-awareness.
Q: How are you approaching cross arts collaboration(s)?
Working as a theatre-, visual art- and filmmaker my self, working within different art fields, with different artist's in each projects and taking it to different venues makes it living it first hand.
Q: What have been your key learning moments related to cross arts making or collaboration?
As in any collaboration the key is, we can take us and the art form even further.