Kersti Grunditz Brennan
Cinematic storytelling has the potential to greatly affect audiences emotionally, often by its seductively deceptive resemblance to the real world. The artwork produced as part of the research will explore a cinematic aesthetic that uses fragmentation of image sequences combined with reassembly motivated by kinesthetic empathy. The goal of this exploration is to heighten the awareness of the framing of realities captured in the shot - both documentary and fictional. The work will experiment with the depiction of people on screen so that they can be experienced with by the audience, rather than looked at and categorized. It will address the issues of the authoritarian gaze and lack of diverse perspectives in cinema by virtue of aesthetic choices, rather than by its subject matter, the actors or who the author of the film is.
The project will be carried out through the artistic practice and process of filming and editing content that emphasizes movement and embodied experiences.