Eli Cortiñas - Vessels large may venture more. Little boats should keep near Shore I
collage on paper,
33 × 45 cm
Eli Cortiñas lives and works in Berlin. A large part of Cortiñas’ practice revolves around the idea of challenging cinematic memory through analysing and re-editing pre-existing footage, or her own material. Disrupting and re-structuring narrative flows, she creates shifts of meaning (No Place Like Home, 2006). This method of ‘editing as writing’ generates a mixed feeling of both identification and alienation. In her videos, as well as in her collages and object arrangements, Eli Cortiñas creates ambiguous and affirmative transparency - unveiling the role plays of a generation vaunted in the media as ‘lost’.