The images captured by Samira Elagoz, together with his collaborator Cade Moga, document their impossible love, from first encounter to decisive parting, in a radically personal way. At the same time, they also document Samira’s long farewell to his femme identity and the beginning of a journey into the unknown. What starts as a digital encounter on Facebook, turns into a fragile experiment in reality when Samira boards a flight to LA to visit Cade. They spend three months together in lockdown: two strangers, two seekers wrestling with each other, wrestling for their own identities and ultimately failing on the binary boundaries of our perceptions. A painfully beautiful world devoid of humanity, as if a virus had eradicated everything. Images of tantalising beauty and at the same time harrowing testimony of a world that has turned into a desert. The desert is the beginning of imagination, a transitional place of crossing, where nothing distracts perception and social conventions lose their validity. We observe two lovers who relate to each other through their desire and in this metamorphosis become something for which there are no longer any terms. What is left are empty words, words like »man« and »woman« – mere remnants of a past. Seek Bromance: a four-hour firework display of impressions and emotions whose ingenious dramaturgy deliberately plays with the perception of the audience. Samira Elagoz was awarded the Silver Lion at the Biennale.
Produced by SPRING Performing Arts Festival.
Co-produced by Frascati, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Finish Cultural Institute Benelux, Arsenic.