The Camper ( Day and Night)

  • Kristina Kristoffersen
  • Kristina Kristoffersen
  • Kristina Kristoffersen
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Fieldrecording, dogma, musicvideo, documentary
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Royal Academy of Music Aalborg (DJM)
Director Biography - Kristina Kristoffersen

Kristina Kristoffersen started in the music business at the tender age of 16, when she signed with the German edition of Sony and released her first solo record as a singer and composer in 2005. Since then Kristoffersen has worked her way through the industry and released and written music in collaboration with various labels and musicians and touched upon the gaming industry as well by providing sounds for Nintendo.
Kristoffersen has also released music under the name MonoGirl and is a part of the techno ambient group Herrmann Kristoffersen.
When returning back to her homeland Denmark during the Corona crisis after living 16 years abroad occupied with music in a broad perspective, Kristoffersen regained interest in her native country’s nature and took up her hobby passion for photography and film. Kristoffersen had previously directed and cut two music videos for her own music.
At the moment she is taking a bachelor degree in electronic music at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Aalborg, graduating in 2024.
The music project “Elleve” is Kristoffersen’s new passion project where she can explore sound scapes and composition in a more fluent manner and combine it with film. It is Kristoffersen’s first take on experimental documentary and music video.
The project “The Camper” was made as part of Kristoffersen’s “Room and Sound” exam at the Royal Conservatory in 2023.

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Director Statement

When doing a project like "The Camper" there were many things to consider, first as an installation object, afterwards concerning the look and sound of the documentation, as the video was representing a moment of the installation that was available to the public for a week's time. The installation was open in the day and in the night time and I filmed both scenes that came out as two separate "documentary videos".
It was so to say a work in a work and I loved that because I am personally very attracted to details and layers. I wanted the look to be authentic and originally late 90's style, like a normal person without any knowledge would be filming the scene. Obviously there are a couple of moving scenes that have the flair of a professional touch. I kept the movies "unedited" so you would have the feeling of being there or maybe would remember your childhood video recordings. I'm born in 1986, and the trend was starting back then to document your family life. But it made no sense to shoot the film on an old device. The Iphone and Apple products are such a big part of our world today, and in the low lightening they have just the same little problems of creating sharp pictures as any device back then had. On the other hand the quality of the picture by daylight is at another level.
The project "The Camper" was first intended as a sound installation but should at the same time make us think about what we throw away in a visual way as well as nature’s impact on materials. Eventually everything fades, but some things will not disappear.
What you see here are both films as I could not really decide for one or the other, but it is not to be interpreted as "One film". They can be watched after each other or even stand alone as the environment of the caravan in the forest was changing almost by the minute. The whole idea of perception and reality is very fascinating in the time we live in, especially because of the technical possibilities we have today, and the digital and analog world are slowly fading into each other. But even the idea of a reality is interesting in a project like "The Camper" because what is it that we see or feel by pictures and music, and how are we imagining things. What are the thoughts we have and how did "the real thing/installation" leave an impression compared to the film? It's a thing you will not know by not being there, but I imagine many would think about that by watching.