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Curriculum Vitae

Sjöberg, Johannes Erik

Born:
  24 February 1969
   
Profession:
  Actor and Ethnographic Filmmaker
   
Education:
  BA Social Anthropology
MA Visual Anthropology Actingschool, two years
   
Union:
  Swedish Union of Theatre, Artists and Media
   
Languages:
 

Swedish, mothers tongue
English, fluent
Spanish, fluent
Portuguese, fluent
French, not fluent

   
Camera skill:
 

Sony PD-170

   

Editing skill:

  Avid and Adobe Premiere Professional
   
Certificates :
 

Drivers Licence, PADI Diving Certificate

Background:

Since my upper secondary degree in Social Science and Drama, I’ve balanced on the sometimes very thin line between artistic and scientific forms of representation.

I have two years theatre education and I have worked as an actor/director in Sweden, Guatemala and Brazil, as well as a DV-filmmaker in the UK.

In 1997 I graduated in Social Anthropology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. I feel comfortable with the qualitative method of anthropologists; the participant observation – to live in another cultural context during a extended period of time, in order to gain a more profound under-standing of what is known as "the native's point of view".

I wanted to mediate an understanding of different ways of living to a wider audience than the academic, why I attended a film education for anthropologists in Manchester, UK: ‘ MA in Visual Anthropology’. In December 2001 I completed my first ethnographic film: ‘Long Time No See’ about orphans I had been working with in Guatemala.

Since 2002 I have been working as a lecturer in Visual Anthropology at various universities, as well as an actor and DV-filmmaker in different productions.

In 2003 I started the company faktafiktion.se, in order to put my diverse experiences of ethnography, film and drama under the same roof.

Since Autumn 2004 I’m doing a practice-based PhD on the film genre of Ethnofictions, at the Department of Drama, University of Manchester, UK. The Research will result I one doctoral thesis and two films in 2007.

 


Co-organiser: Nordic Anthropological Film Association's 25th International Ethnographic Film Festival at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm 19 - 22 May 2005.

 

Workexperince and Education:

2005-07  

Academic: Three articles for the NAFA network and the CVA Circular.
Paper on Ethnofiction presented at the AVPhD workshop, Birkbeck College,UK.
Guestlecture: Ethnofiction. Social Anthropology, Stocholm University, Sweden.
Guestlecture: Using film in ethnography. On Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film. Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Guestlecture: Ethnofiction. LISA, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
UG Supervision, Drama, Manchester University.
Fieldwork research and ethnographic filmmaking in São Paulo, Brazil.

Artistic: Actor: "'Journey to the End of the Night" by Eric Eason, Millennium Films, US.
Actor: Theatre company, “Metamorfo”, Sweden.
Filmdirector, "Drama Queens", Manchester University and FaktaFiktion Sweden.
Filmdirector: "Transfiction" Manchester University and FaktaFiktion Sweden.

 

2004-05

 

Academic: Practice-based PhD Student in Drama, Manchester Univ. First Year.
Co-organiser: NAFA’s 25th International Film Festival (Stockholm)
Guest lecture and paper on ethnofictions: “From Play to Knowledge Workshop”Department of Social Anthrop.Manchester Univ.
Guest lecture on Ethnographic films: Association for students of Social Anthropology at Stockholm Univ. Guestlecture: ECA,USP. Drama Department at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Artistic: Actor, Theatre company, “Metamorfo”, Sweden
Speaker, Audiobooks, HB Gramma, Sweden
Filmdirector: “Nothing Can Stop Us”, FaktaFiktion Sweden

 

2003-04

 

Academic: Four Guest lectures at Stockholm University,Sweden
Two Guest Lectures at The University College of Dalarna, Sweden
Guest Lecture and paper on ethnofictions: NAFA’s 24th International Film Festival (Estonia).

Artistic: Actor, Theatre company, “Metamorfo”, Sweden
Speaker, Audiobooks, HB Gramma, Sweden
Additional cameraman, “Road Trip”, Keofilms, Channel Four,UK

 

2002-03

 

Academic: Two Guest lectures at The University College of Dalarna, Sweden

Artistic: Actor, Theatre company, “Metamorfo”, Sweden
Speaker, Audiobooks, HB Gramma, Sweden
Second cameraman, documentary, “The Hanging”, RA, London

 

1999-01  

Academic: MA in Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester

Artistic:
Filmmaker, ethnographic film, “Long time no see”, Guatemala Screened at the festivals DFG, NAFA and RAI.
One year International Theatre School: École Philippe Gaulier, London, UK

 

1997-99

 

Academic: Freelance ghostwriter of Practical Philosophy, full-time

Artistic: Extra in television shows, part-time
Workshop Academy of Theatre, UC of Malardalen
Workshop: École Philippe Gaulier

 

1996-97  

Academic: Guest lecture at the University of Linköping: BA in Social Anthropology: "Artistic Freedom and Limitation of the Anthropologist", Stockholm Univ.
Seminar, Eugenio Barba, Denmark.
International School of Theatre Anthropology

Artistic: Stage Performance, by private tutor
Workshop Augosto Boal, Forum Theatre
Staged acrobatics, part-time education

 

1995-96  

Academic: Seminars, Eugenio Barba, Sweden
International School of Theatre Anthropology
Seminar, Intercultural Theatre, Intercult

Artistic: Staged acrobatics, part-time education
Lee Strasberg´s Method-acting, part-time
Keith Johnston´s Improvisation Theatre, part-time education
African dance, part-time education
Staged acrobatics, part-time education
Scriptwriting for Cinema and Television, part-time education
Workshop in radio theatre for actors,
Workshop with "The Roy Hart Theatre"

 

1993-95  

Artistic: Artistic Stanislavskij´s Theatre Improvisation, part-time edu.
Stage Performance, by private tutor
Actor in "Happiness Street Number 13", Rosenlund Theatre
Actor in"Papalagi-the white man", Stockholm Waterfestival
Freelance as speaker in radiocommercials

 

1992-93  

Academic: Spanish Language, part-time education in Guatemala

Artistic: Director of "Nativity Pastoral", Finca del Niño, Guatemala
Director of "If You Have Ears, Listen!", Finca del Niño

Other: Teacher in Spanish Literature and Theatre, full-time
Finca del Niño, Guatemala

 

1991-92
 

Artistic: Actor in 'Teaterbolaget', a theatrecompany, full-time
Entertainer in pubs, part-time

 

1990-91
 

Artistic: Actor in 'Tartuffe', amateur theatrical
Entertainer in conferences and other events, part-time
Actor in information movies, part-time

 

1989-90
 

Artistic: Teacher in childrens theatre, part-time

 

1988-89
 

Artistic: Video production, part-time education
Actor in amateur theatrical

Academic: Assistant at The Museum of Ostindiefararen Goteborg (Maritime Archeology) part-time

 

1985-88
  Academic/Artistic: Upper secondary school. Specialisation: Social Science and Drama