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Exhibition Detail
Matadora
Mauritsweg 55
3012 JX Rotterdam
Netherlands


January 13th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013
Opening: 
January 13th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Elza Jo presents her latest stop motion film, 'Matadora’ alongside a number of photos and photo collages.

In ‘Matadora’ Elza Jo confronts us with several aspects of bullfighting. With the cruelty and tradition, but also with its beauty. Gracefully she dances in her beautiful, tight bullfighter's costume; she is the epitome of youth and human strength. She dares to battle the black bull, she is the challenger of death.

Even though to Elza Jo the cruelty is grave enough to put an end to bullfighting, one can also find beauty in the dilemma of the fight. And without dilemmas, there is no beauty, no life and no love. Elza Jo is both matadora and bull. She carries the battles with herself.

Elza Jo chose the medium of film to be able to tell a story. The moving image comes and goes, it does not stand still. The amount of images in a film is dizzying. Elza Jo enters in a competition with the material. She gives us a huge amount of intuitive images.

The starting point is always a photographed black and white self-portrait, a reflection of the reality that she transforms through her collage materials in a constructed, enchanted world.

Elza Jo (1981, Amsterdam) has produced successful commissioned photographic series for Dazed KR, MX NYLON, TANK, Vice, the Volkskrant, amongst others. She directedmusic videos for de Jeugd van Tegenwoordig and Sef.

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