COCK, COCK.. WHO'S THERE? (65min, 2016)

Director, concept, camera, edit, starring: Samira Elagoz

Cock, Cock.. Who's There? is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman's research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms, like Chatroulette and Tinder, and close encounters Samira Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men. 

Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? won the André Veltkamp grant for being the most promising graduation work in 2016, and the Prix Jardin d'Europe at Impulstanz in 2017. It was also nominated for the BNG Bank Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs, competition for most promising young theater maker in Holland. 

REVIEWS:

( * * * * * ) hyper-personal research is layered and universal
— theaterkrant.nl
...but also her incredible empathy, which this project benefited most from. A very complex and remarkable work in which, above all, humanity is the focus.
— http://www.european-cultural-news.com/gaetan-rusquet-und-samira-elagoz-bei-impulstanz/25147/amp/
( * * * * ) …She assembles and edits all this into a film that is as raw-realistic as it is frivolous, as moving as it is funny, as dramatic as it is optimistic.
— focus.knack.be
…Elagoz’s self-presentation very intelligently exposes a taboo subject.
— standaard.be
Samira Elagoz not only captures zeitgeist convincingly, but also show a remarkable mastery of the tools of her trade. Her editing and framing skills are extraordinary, the dramaturgy flawless. She is uncompromising and does not aim to please. The calm selfassurance with which she renders this alarming and intimate story shows a very mature artist... In short: ‘Cock, cock, who’s there’ is performance that resonates long after you leave the theatre.
— ahk.nl
A piece that hits the spot. Men should look at it gratefully.
— derstandard.at
To make the investigation interesting is not so much the ambiguous line of demarcation between truth and fiction already experienced by many contemporary performances, but rather the provocative forcing of many stereotypes on an already widely discussed subject.
— doppiozero.com/materiali/erotica-santarcangelo
…In this trend of a generation of young creators with autobiographical performances Samira Elagoz goes a step further. Keenly she plays with the expectations of both her subjects and the audience.
— theateraanzee.be
... one piece, in particular, got under our skin and kept returning to us. The issues it raised and dealt with did not settle on a closure either in the work itself or in our discussions. Through a skillful interweaving of multiple genres such as live performance, creative documentary, and docu-fiction, Cock, Cock Who’s There? by Samira Elagoz performs a series of unsettling, thought-provoking boundary-crossings. In its investigation on the longing for intimacy and connection, it traverses the gray spaces between violence and intimacy; reality and fiction; life and art; the public and the private; victimhood and agency, and between and within the multiple roles one embodies.
— http://www.lifelongburning.eu/projects/prix_jardin_deurope.html
..on the lens of the camera and on her body, in a powerful documentary between autobiography and fiction..
— teatroecritica.net/2017/07/cock-cock-whos-there-samira-elagoz/

Poster

Poster

Winner of Prix Jardin d'Europe

Winner of Prix Jardin d'Europe

Winner of André Veltkamp Award

Winner of André Veltkamp Award