I am an explorer, researcher and revolutionary. My name is Elisa Gómez Alvarez. Professional feedback and challenging restrictions are the basis for improvement and strengthening my concept to go further for radical ideas. We are thrown into a new era due to the the climate change and rapidly increasing fields of technology. This demands questioning the relationship between body, mind, identity, nature and offspring. My aspiration as a film director requires a deliberated ethical position towards traditionally established society patterns and value judgments.
Since my second year of study at University of Arts Berlin and University of the West of England I have been iniciating interdisciplinary projects in Berlin and Bristol expanding the boundaries of film. Nevertheless I am a sholarship holder of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes I have gained professional working experience in various art film and stage productions during my BA studies. I worked professionally as a visual artist at German theatres and operas for almost three years. The rehearsing process in theatre balances method and result and I see it as an inspiring practice for filmmaking. Now the time has come to put the pieces together. Being elected for the class of Ai Weiei I became grounded in the distinctness of my subjective research methodology. Researching the relation between sexuality and racism the most crucial cognition I made is that territory does have a gender. Specificly: Territory is always connoted female.
As I grew up in the synergetic environment of a binational artist family out of the ordinary, my familiar world is an universe of untold stories. My life never fitted in any box because my mom, my three siblings and me, we were smashing all systems. I follow my inner need to investigate the semantic space of film as a model of power relations, posing questions such as: Can I translate the power relation of the conqueror and territory to the relation between camera work and mise-en-scène? How can power relation and role models become immersive through media, especially cinematography and set design? What role does art and media play manifesting role models and power relations through representations of bodies? Currently I work as an director on my first long feature film crossing genres like sci-fi, porn, horror and fantasy within the frame of my MA in cinema, at ECAL/HEAD in Switzerland.