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screening and talk with Samira Elagoz

15.07.17, 8pm at Burgkino Witten Ruhrstraße 13, 58452 Witten


The last three years Samira Elagoz has meticulously explored the possibilities of intimate encounters with strangers through screens, lenses and cyberspace. Through Craigslist, an internationally active internet network, Samira Elagoz arranges one-on-one first encounters with a wide variety of men in three cities and explores how the camera influences intimacy between two strangers. Educated in performative arts, she incorporates aspects of this medium with that of video and film, creating her own unique brand of “docu-fiction”.


Samira Elagoz (1989, Helsinki) is a Finnish/Egyptian artist currently based in Amsterdam. She graduated in choreography from the Amsterdam University of the Arts in the spring of 2016. In October 2014 Elagoz won the Blooom Award. Her first solo exhibition was in Tokyo 2015 at Mitsume Gallery. In October 2016 she received the André Veltkamp Award for her documentary/performance Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?. Her first feature film Craigslist Allstars had its premiere at IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2016, and was nominated in DOX:AWARD at CPH:DOX 2017.