Saskia Holmkvist

Lives and works in Oslo and Stockholm

Saskia Holmkvist work reflects professionalization of language and concerns of translatability within identity politics. In the process she explores the negotiation of undertaking roles and how present language structures affect the politics of these positions.

Saskia Holmkvist selects protagonists, unchains a situation, or situates us in a scenario giving the directors position away. The work involves, performative strategies, site-specific projects and film and video. She often draws on participation and performance in creating encounters and narratives between protagonists inspired from journalism, improvisational theatre and psychology to reflect the boundaries between language, representation and reality.