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Virtual Desires II

workshop with Samira Elagoz

15– 16.07.17 at Raum [….] Wiesenstraße 25, 58452 Witten

warehouse and medienwerk.nrw invite emerging artists, students and scientists to participate in a workshop about techno-imaginations, exploring the subversive potential of the Internet and alternative formations of identity and gender. „Virtual Desires II“ will transfer the theoretical approach into artistic production. Together with the performance and video artist Samira Elagoz (http://www.samiraelagoz.com/) media-artistic formats will be examined for queer gender formations, identity constructions and digital resistance.

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.