Her photography visualises the city as a rhythm that we come to be part of, once our feet step onto the concrete streets. The humming buzz of the traffic mingled with the bustling murmuring of people conversing on their way to work. Our metropolitan is composed of strangers and familiar objects: the ubiquitous pavement, a slightly bent street pole, a bright orange construction cone, or a abandoned rusty bike. They all seem trivial and significant at the same time.
Schriek just released her debut book titled The City is a Choreography. The book was photographed between 2017 and 2020 in cities around the world. An expedition that started with the urge to step out of her quotidian routine. She uses various forms, contours and arrangements of the body situated in unique positions around the city to deconstruct the relationship between individuals, their emotions and the environment. We talk to Schriek about interacting with the ordinary, her childhood and her theatrical approach to her imagery.