Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?, winner André Veltkamp Grant, at Something Raw Festival

The performance Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? can be seen on 9 March in Something Raw Festival in De Brakke Grond / Rode Zaal. Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? is a graduation performance (2016) by Samira Elagoz (SNDO).

Samira received for Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? the André Veltkamp Grant 2016, The grant is meant for graduation productions that distinguish themselves by addressing contemporary social issues in such a way that they deserve to be staged outside the Academy.

No-holds-barred investigation of intimacy and violence
Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? is a devastating, personal report on an investigation into intimacy and violence. Performance-maker Samira Elagoz takes her audience on an odyssey through online platforms such as Chatroulette and Tinder, supplemented by live meetings. Through this documentary approach, she attempts to take back control in the power play between the sexes. An attempt by a young woman to rediscover her autonomous sexual expression and re-determine her relationship to men. The result is a production as disquieting as it is moving, completely interweaving female sexuality and power in an ambivalent way.

Raw yet elegant
"The strongest of Cock, Cock .. Who's There? is that it is a personal narrative, but not an emotional whine. The content is touching and funny, the style is light, the film editing and live action once again extremely tight. Elagoz: "It is simple: a difficult subject - talking about intimacy and violence is a taboo - is made accessible in an elegant form. That my audience leaves the space pretty happy, I consider as a compliment. "
Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant

text, direction & editing
Samira Elagoz performance Samira Elagoz, Ayumi Matsuda & Tashi Iwaoka advice Jeanette Groenendaal, Bruno Listopad & Richard Sand sound David Krooshof with support from The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Blooom Award & School for New Dance Development (SNDO)

Samira Elagoz (Finland, 1989)
graduated last summer from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO, part of Amsterdam University of the Arts, Academy of Theatre and Dance). In her work, she investigates the possibilities and boundaries of intimate contact between strangers, online and elsewhere. The performance Cock, Cock… Who’s There? won the André Veltkamp Grant 2016. For her first short film, Four Kings, she received the Blooom Award 2014 in Cologne. Her film Craigslist premièred at IDFA 2016.

Reservations:
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Trigger warning: Strictly over 18 only. Contains content that some audience members may find disturbing!

photo: Nellie de Boer

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