19 — 21.05
Samira Elagoz Amsterdam-Berlin
Seek Bromance, the latest creation by Samira Elagoz (known for his performance Cock, Cock… Who’s There?), is a trans romance situated at the end of the world somewhere between insta-reality and sci-fi dystopia. It shows a relationship between two transmasculines who met during the beginning of the pandemic, who both have a history of performing extremely feminine characters but who have very different attitudes as to what masculinity can be. The images that Samira Elagoz captures with his collaborator, Brazilian artist Cade Moga, document their relation, from the moment they first met to their final breakup. But they also document Elagoz’s long farewell to his femme identity. A painfully beautiful, deserted world, as if a virus had wiped everything out, and they could only be infected by each other. With just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone they expose the integral dynamics of masculinity and femininity.
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinnema
Direction and concept: Samira Elagoz | In collaboration with: Cade Moga | Edited by: Samira Elagoz | Advice: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens | Extra advice: Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo | Advice during filming: Jeanette Groenendaal | Management and distribution: Something Great | Surtitles and translation: Babel Subtitling
Production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival | Coproduction: Frascati, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Arsenic
Supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Koneen Koneen Säätiö, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ammodo