Samira Elagoz Amsterdam-Berlin
Samira Elagoz (°1989, Helsinki) is a filmmaker and performance artist, currently living between Amsterdam and Berlin. For several years, he dedicated his artistic practice to researching and filming cis-men and first encounters with male strangers while still a female artist. Today, Elagoz identifies as a transmasculine with a high femme past. His works are very personal and deal with significant social and political issues of our time (sexual violence, male gaze, loneliness in the digital age, etc.). He has toured his works worldwide in various international performance art, film, and visual art contexts. While his previous works explored cis-men and masculinity in its different forms from an outside position when still identifying as a woman, his latest work Seek Bromance (2021) changes the vantage point as Elagoz captured his own transition.