Cecilia Stenbom ‘The Case’

Custom House, Berwick-Upon-Tweed  |  26 – 29 September 2013

Cecilia Stenbom ‘The Case’

Berwick Visual Arts in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents ‘The Case’ a new film by Cecilia Stenbom, Berwick Visual Arts, artist in residence.

‘The Case’ brings together extracted scenarios from a fictitious police investigation with views on crime and the risk of violence, told through a combination of characters and haunting voiceovers. The script was developed using actual recorded conversations with people living or working in Berwick-upon-Tweed. This short film examines how crime fiction preys and perpetuates anxiety whilst being a source of entertainment within popular culture. ‘The Case’ is a deliberately hybrid work that mixes professional actors with real people, sampling fiction and reality to create a complex and open-ended narrative.

As a Swedish artist living in England, Stenbom has used ‘The Case’ to make a work that explores her own very specific interest in how notions of identity are connected over The North Sea through popular fiction.

‘The Case’ is shot in and around Berwick-upon-Tweed and was commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

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