ELA KAZDAL

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Exhibitions & Screenings

upcoming

Degree Show at Central Saint Martins in 2024

past

Open Studios · 6 December at Central Saint Martins

In Days of Heatwave · 5-7 October at hARTslane

Light Beams Under a Bridge w/ Street Soundsytem

CCI Graduate Showcase · 15-24 June at The Hub - Eagle Wharf

Odd Seeds · 19-21 May at Greatorex Street

Cinema CSM · 9-11 May at Central Saint Martins

A Night of Opera and Film, Earthquake Fundraiser · 28 April at Central Saint Martins 

4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival  · November 2022

The Creation of the World, the Now, the End - June 2022

ELA KAZDAL

︎︎︎ About

︎ Email

︎ CV

︎ Instagram

︎ Vimeo


upcoming

Degree Show in 2024 at Central Saint Martins

ABOUT

Ela Kazdal (b. 2001, Istanbul) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. She reflects on her personal narratives through various film formats and video, with a focus on editing and experimenting with cameraless filmmaking techniques. She has screened her films across venues such as; the Everyman Cinema Kings Cross in London, Billytown in the Hague, Æden in Berlin and Salt Beyoğlu in Istanbul as part of the 4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival.


In a more or less conscious way, Ela takes the forms from the existing social bonds that she is a part of, and cautiously re-stitches the relational fabric in her own immediate experience. The moments of sociability and exchange that she produces provide the underlying pattern of her films. Through filmmaking, Ela renegotiates the meaning of kinship and tests its limits according to the viewer’s encounter with her works. Acting within a confined and seemingly-broken structure, Ela expands the possibilities of relationships by engaging them in a covert creative collaboration. In fact, the evaluation of these relationships are never openly revealed, but remains in the background of the work, weaved among reminiscences and past experiences from the artist’s life.

Text by Jael Arezi




Image Credit: Tom Benson
























past

Open Studios · 6 December at Central Saint Martins

In Days of Heatwave · 5-7 October at hARTslane

Light Beams Under a Bridge w/ Street Soundsytem

CCI Graduate Showcase · 15-24 June at The Hub - Eagle Wharf

Odd Seeds · Group Exhibition: 19-21 May at Greatorex Street

Cinema CSM · 9-11 May at Central Saint Martins

A Night of Opera and Film, Earthquake Fundraiser · 28 April at Central Saint Martins 

4th Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival - November 2022

The Creation of the World, the Now, the End - June 2022