Shot during 2003-08 on Mini-DV tape, „Lostralia”, is a work that was sleeping for many years in the archive of Boris Eldagsen. Now, a decade after the making, he sets out to create a portrait of the continent he lived 2003-10. „Lostralia” is a unique journey through down under, where testosterone rules the outback and the roads are soaked in blood and sided by the decaying body of animal wildlife. There is no hope on the highway to hell, but speed, sweat and tears.
Berlin-based artist Boris Eldagsen was born 1970 in Pirmasens, Germany. He has studied visual arts at the Art Academies of Mainz / Germany, Prague / Czech Republic and the Sarojini Naidu School in Hyderabad / India. In addition he studied philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. In 2013 he participated in a Roger Ballen Masterclass, received the Prix Voies Off / Arles and became a member of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie. His work has been shown internationally in institutions and festivals such as Fridericianum Kassel, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, CCP Melbourne, ACP Sydney, Encontros da Imagem Braga, FORMAT Festival Derby, Noorderlicht Festival Groningen, Edinburgh Art Festival, Athens Video Art Festival, MAF Osnabrück, Videonale Bonn, Media Forum Moscow, WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Biennale Le Havre and Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth.
Boris has lectured at Akademie für Bildende Künste / Mainz, Hochschule Furtwangen, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Westlicht Wien, New Media Scotland and the following institutions, located in Melbourne / Australia: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Photography Studies College, RMIT University, Monash University, and Victorian College of the Arts.
Sacro E Profano / Lucca / Italy (2015);
Language of Memory / PhotoVisa / Krasnodar, Russia (2015);
Evidence / FORMAT Festival / Derby, UK (2015);
THE POEMS / Galerie Voies Off / Arles, France (2014).