The City is a Choreography 26 November - 2 December 2019
‘The City is a Choreography’ explores the contemporary European city. The project exists of street scenes and portraits in public spaces that probes the disconnection between the city and the yourh that reside within. With special attention to the sculptural qualities of the body and the relationship between space and individual, and between each other, the city always hums in the background of the images.
‘The City is a Choreography’ explores the escape from daily routine of everyday life and how the urban environment can be perceived with both eyes and body.
Melissa Schriek (b. 1992) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Netherlands and graduated in 2018. Since then she has been working on several projects exploring the relationships between individuals and between them and their personal environment. She is specially interested in the physical and emotional (dis)connection and uses the body and landscape as a sculptural tool to explore this.
Her work is often created with a performative approach, aesthetically and conceptually exploring the border between staged and documentay photography. Ultimately she would like her work to raise questions and about how we relate to one another and our personal environment.