Erika Roux

video - artistiek onderzoek - documentair - schrijven - film

Erika Roux is a visual artist based in Rotterdam working mostly with video. With a rather intuitive and intimate approach to the medium, she uses the camera as a tool to create a specific bond with individuals, a group of people or a community. Her work navigates between the critical potential of fiction and re-enactment and the complications present in documentary material. In both cases, the idea that the camera is a tool registering a performing subject is put forward while domestic and private environments become a place of investigations as a politically and socially charged context. In her recent productions, she is interested in looking – with a documentary approach - at situations and spaces in which people redefine the terms and conditions for production, collaboration, or political struggle looking at social spaces and modes of being which - by their own existence and actions - question current hegemonic forms of performing and power structures.