Overview of Research Interests
My film practice focused on the moving image and its relationship to the real world – how the moving image permeates reality and in turn, how the everyday is transformed into narrative fiction. My research interest lies in the processes and methods – both conventional and experimental – involved in narrative filmmaking and how they feed into the above interrogation. Thematically I explore media-saturated, consumer-driven everyday environments, and how they affect human response, notions of identity, behaviour and interaction. I examine collective experiences through moving image content by reinterpretation and appropriation, using narrative and plot as tools. I examine anxieties and desires, reinterpreting scenarios within entertainment, mass media, retail, and domestic life. I work predominately with moving image content through film and installation by re-contextualising narrative for the gallery space or adapting it for the cinema screen.
My work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally. It occupies a unique position in that it is moving between gallery practice and conventional narrative filmmaking, disseminated in both contexts.
PhD 2019 Newcastle University
Diem (2019) Directed by C. Stenbom. [Experimental documentary]. Gateshead: Workplace Foundation.
Rules of Engagement (2018) Directed by C. Stenbom. [Short film]. Gateshead: Workplace Foundation.
Parallel (2016) Directed by C. Stenbom. [Experimental short film]. Gateshead: Workplace Foundation.
SYSTEM (2014) Directed by C. Stenbom. [Short film]. Gateshead: Workplace Foundation.
Screenings and Exhibitions
Innsbruck International – contemporary biennial of the arts, (2020) Austria.
Everything Must Go: Part 2, (2019) Workplace Foundation, UK.
Rules of Engagement (2018), screenings and in-conversation. Regent Street Cinema (London), CCA (Glasgow), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), The Maltings (Berwick Upon Tweed) and The Tetley (Leeds).
Beam Reach Blasting, (2018), Solo exhibition, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Which Way North, (2018) Group exhibition, Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Somewhere becoming the Sea, (2017) Group exhibition curated by Film & Video Umbrella, Humberside Gallery, Hull
MY PART OF YOUR HOME, (2017) Group exhibition curated by CIRCA projects, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
Moving on up, Moving on out, (2017) Group exhibition,The NewBridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Links to YouTube or Vimeo videos of relevant research work