Split Video Art Festival 2020
Film and Video Poetry Society Symposium 2020 -Los Angeles
In The Stronger Experiment I put together three teams of director-actress working together on developing a character for a short film adaptation of the A. Strindberg play The Stronger (1889).
I followed and filmed them over three rehearsals and the day of the shoot to see how the characters they created would be different depending on their creative process and to explore how those characters would or would not challenge patriarchal stereotypes. At the same time, I filmed them in three different ways to see if my presence affected the experiment and the results.
This video essay shows some reflections on the experiment. This video acquires its full potential when presented as a 4 channel video installation together with the three short films by each team.
This is part of my PhD journey in Media and Gender at Royal Holloway University, London.