Els Dietvorst

Els Dietvorst (Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. She is an artist with a great interest in communication, collaboration and social conflicts. Themes that are dominant in her work are the outsider, the condition humaine and utopia. In her longtime filmprojects she works on non-places or sites which have a big social conflict (outskirts of the city, deserted places, prisons,...)and she works together with the people who host these places.
She is more interested in the artistic processes than the results. In these processes she collaborates with other artists and tries to develop and experiment other artistic forms and meanings.
Besides films, she uses other media like drawing, writing and sculpture.
Most recent projects are The Return of the Swallows (2000-2006), Song for a Price of a Goat (2002-2004) and King’s Children(2002-2004).
Her projects are shown in the MUHHA, Witte de With(Rotterdam), Palais de Beaux-Arts(Brussels).
Since 1999 she is the artistic coordinator of Firefly.