Ethna would like to extend a warm invitation to attend the 7th talk in the second series of ‘Beyond the Ring’ by Boris Eldagsen:
What is reality? How can we approach it with a little machine called a camera? How does creativity work? What is the Unconscious? Where is my mind and why are you sitting in this living room?
Boris Eldagsen gives an insight into his photomedia work and its philosophical framework. The talk will be in English.
What we encounter in the work is someone looking back at us, with the kind of gaze that meets you in the mirror, and you’re not quite sure if you are looking at yourself or a stranger…the feeling of throwing yourself into the pool, of sudden cold rushing past your skin, the water entering your mouth, ears, nose, your senses.”
Wim Melis & Hester Keijser, Noorderlicht Festival / NL
Instead of presenting us with a chronological, rational or even narrative structure Boris seeks to send us a tidal wave of emotion and psychological grip. The work, which he describes as poetry, operates as such. I would describe it as a guttural expression of the inner workings of his subconscious mind. He may or may not explain it. The point is that he doesn’t need to – that’s what the work is for.”
Sharon Boothroyd, Photoparley / UK
Berlin-based German artist Boris Eldagsen studied photography and visual arts at the Art Academy of Mainz, conceptual art and intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague and fine art the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication Hyderabad, India. In addition, he studied philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. 2013, he participated in a Roger Ballen Masterclass.
His photomedia work has been shown internationally in institutions and festivals including Fridericianum Kassel, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, CCP Melbourne, ACP Sydney, EMAF Osnabrück, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Edinburgh Art Festival, FORMAT Festival Derby, Encontros da Imagem Braga, FestFoto Porto Alegre, Photolux Biennale Lucca, PhotoVisa Krasnodar, Noorderlicht Groningen, Singapore International Photography Festival, Voies Off Festival Arles, Media Forum Moscow, WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Biennale Le Havre and Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth.
Since 2004, Boris has lectured at Victorian College of the Arts / University Melbourne, Photography Studies College Melbourne, Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny d’Olot, Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, Hochschule Furtwangen, PhotoWerkBerlin, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Westlicht Wien, F/Stop Leipzig, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, RMIT University Melbourne and Monash University Melbourne.
He has been awarded the „Prix Voies Off“ in Arles (2013) and the „Photography Show Award“ at the FORMAT Festival in Derby (2015). Since 2014, Boris is a member of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
About Beyond the Ring
‘Beyond the Ring‘ is an informal set of artists’ talks/presentations/performances by international artists based in Berlin and visiting artists passing through. They will take place in a studio in Walterstr. 30, Neukoelln. ‘Beyond the Ring’ is there to provide the opportunity for people to meet and share their thoughts, ideas and work. If you’re interested in joining in, you will see that there is life Beyond the Ring in Berlin.
For a place, RSVP Ethna at firstname.lastname@example.org.