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Elza Jo (nl)

They say home is where the heart is. It’s safely to say Elza Jo (Born 1981, in Amsterdam where she lives and works, graduated 2004 at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague), agrees on that. As a photographer and filmmaker, she likes keeping it all in her own little backyard. Literally. She allows the viewer to take a peek in her personal surroundings. Friends, her cat Rico and Elza Jo herself are most
definitely her three favourite subjects. In the ever-evolving digital era, Elza Jo prefers genuine handcraft. Instead of night time Photo shopping, she adds extra layers to her photos and videos by gluing, stapling, sewing and embroiding. This creates an exciting contrast between real and artificial, which sucks the viewer into a romantic, surreal world that feels like coming home. Where the heart is.

During Motel Mozaique two short films (‘I never wanted anything’ and ‘Eiko’) will be screened on the videowall in ‘De Rotterdamse Schouwburg’.

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