FOUR KINGS (NL, 25min, 2014)

Director, concept, edit, camera: Samira Elagoz

Four Kings is my first short film, and also works as a pre-version for Craigslist Allstars. It is a non-budget documentation of what I experienced with 4 strangers who answered my ad online: “READ ME! I’m a 24 year-old girl making a short documentary film. I’m looking for strangers. The concept is that I meet you at your place and film how we get to know each other. We handshake and the camera is on the table for both of us to use. Msg me if you want to meet :)”

Jury member Robert Kaltenhäuser:  “Samira Elagoz weaves together performance and video, fiction and documentary, art and life, gravity and levity in an impressive and very surprising way. Above all, though, she finds a way to become ‘real’ again as a performer, and despite the strict dogmatic format of her work, she achieves wildly sensational effects with a virtuoso touch.” 

 

Winner of  the visual art competition Blooom Award 2014 at Art.Fair Cologne

Winner of  the visual art competition Blooom Award 2014 at Art.Fair Cologne