Netherlands/Finland, 2016, 65 min
Teaser - CRAIGSLIST ALLSTARS 2016 from Samira Elagoz on Vimeo.
Through Craigslist, an internationally active internet network, performance artist Samira Elagoz arranges one-on-one meetings with a wide variety of men in three cities and explores how the camera influences intimacy between two strangers: The documentarian and the subject. The set up is simple - she brings a camera, and films how they get to know each other. Every encounter is real and unscripted. Weaving her own presence in and out of the various scenes, she becomes part of the narrative. Instead of making a film she enters one.
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Samira Elagoz (1989, Helsinki) is a Finnish/Egyptian artist currently based in Amsterdam. She graduated as a choreography BA from the Amsterdam University of the Arts in July 2016. For the last years she has meticulously explored the possibilities of encounters with strangers through screens, lenses and cyberspace. She has used various internet platforms like Craigslist, Tinder and Chatroulette to find everyday normal co-stars for her works.
IDFA 2016. CPH:DOX 2017. Visions du Réel, Nyon 2017. DOK.fest Munich 2017. Encounters 2017.