Samira Elagoz - The Young and The Willing

17/04/2019 to 20/05/2019
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From Wednesday April 17 until May 20 The Young and The Willing by Samira Elagoz will be exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB 111. Opening on Wednesday April 17 at 6 PM.

the young and the willing

Tinder is notorious for being used as a sex hunting app. 
Samira Elagoz plays into that idea, while transforming it into something 
more innocent, a first kiss. She uses the forwardness and 
immediacy of this hookup app, and only meets boys for that moment. 
They shake hands, exchange names, and kiss.

Age range: 18-25

“I wanna be your first kiss
I know you wanna feel like this
Girl I'm gonna show you what true love is
I wanna be your first kiss”

Samira Elagoz (1989, Helsinki) is a Finnish/Egyptian artist based in Amsterdam. She graduated as a choreography BA from the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2016. She has toured in various international film, visual art and performance contexts, such as IDFA, Impulstanz, CPH:DOX, Kaaitheater, The White Chapel Gallery, The EYE museum, Edinburgh Fringe, and La Casa Encendida. In 2014 Elagoz won the visual art competition Blooom Award in Cologne with her first short “Four Kings”. Her documentary-performance Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? won the prestigious Prix Jardin d’Europe competition at Impulstanz 2017. And at Edinburgh Fringe it won the Total Theatre Awards for Emerging talent. It was also nominated for the BNG Bank Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs, competition for most promising young theatre-maker in Holland. The German magazine Tanz titled her as one of the most promising talents of 2017. Her first feature film Craigslist Allstars had its premiere in 2016 at IDFA, world’s biggest festival for documentary, and was named by the press one the most exciting film at the festival.  It was nominated in the main competition for best international films at CPH:DOX 2017. It won the “Spirit Of CUFF” prize in 2017 at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. 

Samira Elagoz - The Young and The Willing
Opening: April 17, 6 PM
LIMA (in the basement of LAB111), Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam
Open: 12 - 17 daily
Free entrance