Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Attempts at Breaching the Bloody Framework

Kersti Grunditz Brennan is a doctoral candidate in film and media. On 5 October Kersti holds her 30% seminar Attempts at Breaching the Bloody Framework. Seats are limited so please RSVP to if you want to attend.

30% seminar

The seminar will consist of an introduction to the research questions based on previous work, a presentation of the first part of the artistic research project – the film ‘Blood’, a live shoot of a scene for ‘Blood’ and screenings of the first couple of edited scenes from ‘Blood’.The part of the seminar that revolves around ‘Blood’ will be presented jointly by Kersti Grunditz Brennan and ‘Blood’ co-researcher Annika Boholm.

After these presentations there will be a talk with opponent John Jesurun followed by an open invitation to all seminar attendees to engage in further discussions.

Doctoral candidate Kersti Grunditz Brennan, co-researcher Annika Boholm, supervisor/moderator Juliette Mapp & opponent John Jesurun

Doctoral reserach project

This research explores a cinematic aesthetic of image sequence fragmentation and reassembly motivated more by kinesthetic empathy than narrative logic. Part of that exploration is how the editor’s body is used as an instrument in shaping that physical experience of body, volume, scale, rhythm, sound, etc. through editing.

The potential of cinematic storytelling to affect audiences and their opinions, seems to lie in its seductively deceptive resemblance to the (a) real world. One goal of this exploration is to heighten the awareness of the limiting frames of realities captured on film - both documentary and fictional. By virtue of aesthetic choices, it will add to the discourse on the authoritarian gaze and multitudes of perspectives in narrative cinema.

Find out more about  Kersti Grunditz Brennans doctoral reserach project: Entering the Frame - Editing Movement in relation to Agency of the Editor