25 – 27 December 2020
In the times of a pandemic, when both touch and closeness become risky and even frightening, we decided to celebrate an artistic approach – performance – without the real presence of the performers. This main theme of the festival is you, us. We as an audience create or become an essential part of a performative work. As an audience, we complete the artistic process. We as an audience look for presence and live interaction with artistic practice. Come to explore, to play, to amuse, and to acknowledge.
OPENING: 25 December 2020
LOCATION: D.ABASHIDZE 10, Tbilisi
by David Brodsky
An installation in a public space, dedicated to all the lonely, homeless and solitary people.
by Zizi Adamia
This installation represents a transformation of traditional fountains in which I create objects of my own and integrate them with the items I find outside, on the streets, construction sites, and so on. Every object goes beyond its initial purpose and has no strictly defined rule of usage. Everything is wrapped together with the element of water, which enlivens the whole installation, makes it dynamic, and gives new meaning to the objects. I wanted the whole experience to be liberating for viewers. Supposedly giving them the freedom to adapt to the installation and whole space themselves.
by Mariam Gabritchidze & Sandro Sulaberidze
City as a living organism keeps many historical legends and
secrets. On legends unfamiliar and familiar for many:
dragons, eternal brotherhood, new Moon, subway station snails…
Silver Tambourine is a kaleidoscope-like object, it embarks on a journey much like a cosmic ship in the infinite world filled with hazards and adventures.
The information that tambourine stores is transmitted just like a seasonal virus, from a person to person, living from viewer to viewer, and is an emergency tool in this extreme period of a pandemic for socializing and exchanging cultural ideas.
LOCATION: ART & INNOVATIONS HUB – D.ABASHIDZE 10, Tbilisi
An experimental film portrait by Pierre Coulibeuf that transposes the research of choreographer Meg Stuart into fiction.
The film re-creates the behaviours and gestures of individuals in everyday life: the strange or unusual attitudes of a couple of unconventional figures, of two girls in their flat, of a couple in a half-destroyed house, of a girl in an underground parking garage, of another girl who wants to settle in Switzerland and live more or less traumatic experiences… These characters are also the material of research that is both choreographic and cinematic. The title, Somewhere in between, intends to suggest the idea of vagueness: that of places; of the identity of the film’s protagonist as well as the other participants; of situations or relationships between all the individuals who move in the film. Vagueness is just as constitutive of Meg Stuart’s choreographic work as it is of Pierre Coulibeuf’s films, affecting the entire reality of a film that perches on the boundary of humour and gravity. The choreographer’s imaginations inspired Pierre Coulibeuf to create a discontinuous film tale, like a mental projection.
The submitted video documentation is the footage (GoPro) captured during the trip to the certain locations suggested by the artist in the frames of sound exhibition – listening to the city. The footage taken while moving fast, describes different areas of the city from a traveler’s perspective. The video reportage, considering the specifics of the camera and the process itself, allows direct communication with the urban environment and creates the illusion of sharing one’s own and private space.
Common Waves Wesbite
Community Radio Tbilisi
DAY 1; 25 December 2020
DAY 2; 26 December 2020
DAY 3; 27 December 2020