ELA KAZDAL

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Exhibitions & Screenings

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past

Degree Show · 11-16 June at Central Saint Martins

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

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Thirst Trap is an exhibition organised by fifteen graduating Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art students.

A thirst trap is a photograph (such as a selfie) or video shared for the purpose of attracting attention or desire. It is always clearly posted or sent for the attention and admiration of one or more people. From a physiological standpoint, endorphins and neurotransmitters like oxytocin and dopamine can be released with the process of sharing thirst traps, leading to a sense of pleasure and an ambiguous or mas- turbatory alternative for actual physical sexual contact.

By strategically walking the border between revelation and conceal- ment, the thirst trap seeks to entice the libidinal drives of its intended audience and, by innocently stealing their attention, manipulate them.

Special thanks to the technicians at Central Saint Martins who helped realise my work for this show: Eva and Savvas in Woodwork; Ahilan in Metalwork; Ece and Kibi in Casting; Brian, Kevin and Lara in Digital Print; Daniel, Ed and Philip in Film and Video for their advice and support.










The View from Across (and crossing the bridge)

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Totem

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Untitled (useless machine)

2024    [see more]
past

Degree Show · 11-16 June at Central Saint Martins

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