ELA KAZDAL

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11 June 2024 (Preview) Degree Show at Central Saint Martins



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


11 June 2024 (Preview) Degree Show at Central Saint Martins



LOOKING FOR NOTHING



2023

iPhone footage, 35mm film animation, 35mm photographic film, 16mm black and white film animation and double 8mm black and white film transferred to video.

7 minutes 35 seconds.
A dantean journey of heartbreaks, moving homes and missing home(s). Taking the author Sait Faik Abasıyanık as her guide, the filmmaker responds to his writings from the novel "Alemdağ'da Var Bir Yılan." (There is a Snake in Alemdağ)

Sound by Fusée-fusée:
Fusée-fusée is a synergy between supersonic pop, visual arts and experimental music whose project embarks for an epic tale, just like a waking dream.

 


Winning film of Cinema CSM chosen by Girls in Film.

Statement from Girls in Film:

‘Looking for Nothing’ is a moving piece that, through creative use of a variety of mediums, captures feelings of nostalgia, longing and a search for meaning.

The film utilizes a range of art-forms; from scans of seashells and diary entries to super8 and iphone footage. The film ties all the formats together in a fascinating, poetic and narratively effective way.

It is also worth mentioning the effectiveness of the soundscape and editing that allows for a narrative structure and pace that keeps the viewer drawn into from start to finish.

Overall, the work successfully allows the viewer to immerse themselves into layers of artforms combined with a mysterious, fascinating and deeply personal narrative; tying it all together poetically.



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