Overview participating exhibitions
Rather than researching stories, a place or a person, Boris Eldagsen hijacks and transforms reality. Eldagsen uses the outside world to sketch an image of the subconscious. Without making use of extravagant effects, Eldagsen combines the techniques of street and staged photography to create images that are somewhere in between painting, film and theatre. He presents his photographs in installations that are fine-tuned to the space in which they are exhibited. In doing so, he creates a fluid reality, in which visitors are able to walk through the images towards an inner space.
Boris Eldagsen (West Germany, 1970) studied Fine Art at the school of art in Mainz and at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication in Haiderabad, India, as well as Conceptual Art and Mixed Media at the school of art in Prague. His series exhibited here was awarded the Prix Voies Off by Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2013.