Women Cinemakers meets
Roosje Verschoor Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I am an artists that uses photography and video as her medium. I aim to show the layers of traditions, stories, situations and locations. I focus on how all the elements relate tot each other: how one element can be part of another, from which perspective we interpret situations or how we could interpret them. I use both truth and fiction to tell a story, meaning I combine found footage with my own images, video and text.
An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant
influence your evolution as an artist? Moreover, how does your direct the trajectory of your artistic research?
Hello Roosje and welcome to : before starting to elaborate about your artistic production, we would like to invite our eaders to visit in order to get a wide idea about your work and we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and you graduated with a Bachelor of Photography, that you received from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, in Amsterdam: how did this experience
Before going to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, I studied Dutch linguistics and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. This woke my interest in the structure of stories and language. What fascinates me in literature is the indirectness. Through working with language in general I discovered that I was even more triggered by visual language. Thatâ€™s when I decided I wanted to go to art academy. At the Gerrit Rietveld Academy I learned to be more precise in the stories that I tell and to develop an idea into an actual concept for a