2nd TBILISI TRIENNIAL S.O.S

2nd TBILISI TRIENNIAL S.O.S

 

CCA - Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi

 

Address: Uznadze st 51, 0102

Opening : October 1, 19:00

 

Gio Sumbadze

Max Machaidze

 

 

RESURRECTION OF ALIVE

 

Levan Chogoshvili

(Georgia)

 

The project RESURRECTION OF ALIVE will take place at the Center for Contemporary Art - Tbilisi. Organizations we created after the dissolution of the Soviet Union covered almost all spheres, including architecture, urban council and wine production. A big number of documentations gathered, which reflects on social problems, as well as unique and humorous facts which could have only occurred in that era. Documentation about Georgian Avant-garde from the beginning of the 20th century was also collected – a period which was erased from the memory to the point that, even today, it has no place among the range of historic, cultural, social and artistic values. It is also interesting that, not only artistic, but also interdisciplinary – social, cultural, gender-related, scientific, historic self-organized systems were created at that time. They weirdly and paradoxically coincide with the systems which are functioning today. Texts will be created and read with the relevant video material, which will be shown regarding to theses very coincidences.

 

 

Memento

 

Luka Bakhsoliani, Elene Malashevsky-Jakeli

 

MORE THAN SUPRA

A DRAFT PREPARED FOR FAILURE

 

 

Martinka Bobrikova

(Slovakia/Sweden/Norway)

 

Oscar De Carmen

(Spain/Sweden/Norway)

 

 

"More Than Supra, a draft prepared for a failure" is a project that merges the fields of food and art under the issues of social changes through an interdisciplinary experimental approach. Deployed as learning and the pursuit of artistic research in unknown ways, the project will start by examining the main forms of public communication which are associated with eating and drinking in Georgia. The result of this pooling of multiple contributions is what constitutes the current world, presenting a different social model, more concerned with the consolidation of local framework and creation of new cultural fabric. Perhaps a more sustainable operating model. it also amplifies the visual and semantic potential of the act, developing different collaborative networks between people, space, and time. The transformation is the key to a successful future, to force a replacement of the current social, cultural and political structure that is in crisis. A new arena of social and economic activity outside of the private and governmental industries, but still maintained by the combined efforts of both citizens and state.

 

 

 

 

http://kitchendialogues.com

 

 

Celebration as Community Empowerment


 

Jon Irigoyen

(Spain/Finland)


 

Jon Irigoyen’s proposal for the second edition of Tbilisi Triennial is a community collaborative process to be delivered through a series of neighbourhood embodiment activities and events.

 

The space to work with will be the Hippodrome Park, a recreational area near the Saburtalo district. This area – an old, disused Hippodrome in ruins – is nowadays a popular meeting place and communal space where people with different interests, backgrounds and nationalities come together.

 

Through diverse communal processes of gathering and celebration, the project will develop and explore concepts such as the commons, grass roots, public space, territory, social empowerment in order to facilitate and empower different dynamics of community, neighbourhood, and social construction.

 

Paul Gauguin's Life in Tbilisi


 

Juozas Laivys/ Jurgita Laive

(Lithuania)

 

When artist, Juozas Laivys was forty years old he stopped his individual artistic practice. The decision of not creating anymore was connected to the wish of living a life of Paul Gauguin. When a well-known postimpressionist, who is highly admired in the whole world, reached a mellow old age has stopped creating paintings.

This is functioning as a self-organizing system The project intends to go beyond the interpretation of discipline as a destructive force. It rather regards discipline as a voluntary self restriction chosen by contemporary individuals as a constructive way to deal with anxiety which is caused by unlimited freedom.

 

Museum of History of Georgian Medicine

 

 

Address: Uznadze st 51, 0102

Opening: October 1, 19:00

 

 

 

Les voy a contar la historia”

 

Regula Gattiker

(Columbia/Switzerland)

 

 The Paveros, a community of displaced farmers in Colombia are using art and community self-organization, struggling peacefully for their rights. In Georgia, they will meet local farmers, exchange experiences and present their experiences with self-organization in an audio-visual exhibition.

The association Connact (Switzerland), the farmer's association ASOCAB (Asociación de Campesinos de Buenos Aires, Las Pavas Farm, Colombia) and the Chasquis Foundation (Colombia) are jointly realizing the project LES VOY A CONTAR LA HISTORIA, a sonorous and audiovisual compilation of the historical memory of the farmer community of Las Pavas, Colombia – sung and told by its main characters. The farmer families of Las Pavas have been displaced three times during the last decade. On the land they used to cultivate, a huge agro industrial project of palm oil is being developed. Since then, under constant pressure and threats, they have been planting their food crops again.In their pacific struggle for their land, men and women from Las Pavas use music as a peaceful means of resistance, sharing their experiences through songs. Thus, they keep their cultural tradition alive and immortalize their stories in a way no other person could ever write or tell.

 

 

My Home is My Castle

 

Knut Ivar Aaser/Adrian Buschmann/Anna Fehr/Stephan Janitzky/Simon Lässig/Vera Lutz/Olga Pedan/Zacharias Wackwitz

(Germany)

 

JazzBar089 Is an artist run space from Munich, which uses various locations for exhibition making, dealing with the exhibition as an artwork itself.

A rebuilt version of the Munich Rathskeller made out of plaster and textile will function as a set design placing the individual artworks within. The Rathskeller is a traditional German tavern located in the basement of a city hall. Feudal lords, the blue bloods and servants of art and culture have withdrawn to the city centre, feeding themselves oysters and quail’s eggs filled with satiation in the arid shine of Schumanns.

Nowadays the gothic architecture of the Rathskeller allows its guests to gather in gloomy booths offering an opportunity for physical secret mongering in the age of rapid information-flux.

The academics are tucked in with the calming pillows of theory, loudly discussing eemmhh QUESTIONS ??!!!

#NothingKillsCapitalism

Meanwhile in the periphery a small group of bohemians (ready for combat) have come to a conclusion:

FUCK THE SWOTS. MY HOME IS MY CASTLE.

 

 

3 Senses of Self-Organization

 

 

Byelorussian Climate : Irina Sukhy / Tschmyr Philippe / Evgeniy Yunov / Ihar Korzun / Dmirti Strotsev

(Belarus)

 

 

Traditions of the movie, the storytelling and the personal creativity of the audience add up to a new structural fabric of the word-of-mouth movie

Social self-organization by the sound of the bell in the space of the Irish Pub

The universe cools - also self-organizing. The text comes from the visual semantic units and the text appears as a result of the entropy on the pages of the photo-narration.

 

 

POSTCARDS FROM THE DESERT ISLAND

Adelita Husni-Bey

(Italy)

 

Curator: Anne Barlow (‘Art in General’)

(USA)

 

 

Adelita Husni-Bey is an artist and a researcher whose practice involves the analysis and counter-representation of hegemonic ideologies in contemporary Western societies. The installation ‘Postcards from the Desert Island’ was born out of the interest for self-run pedagogy and in particular the transformative potential of radical education in contemporary societies. The children who appear in ‘Postcards from the Desert Island’ are students from the Ecole Vitruve, a self-run elementary public institute which practices experimental educational models based on co-operation and non-competitiveness. Borrowing scenarios from William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, the children, aged between 7-10, were asked to build a desert island in their school hall, undirected. In the 3-week workshop the children came to terms with notions of self-management, the lack of institutions, the question of punishment and power struggle, how to deal with immigration, the significance of public space and civic disobedience.

 

Archival Materials, 2011-2015

 

Center for Experimental Lectures

Curator: Kristen Chappa, Art in General

(USA)

 

The Center for Experimental Lectures is an artist's project that provides a platform for artists, theorists, and other cultural producers to engage with the public lecture as a format. The Center for Experimental Lectures commissions new lecture performances with the aim of providing occasions to focus on not only the content and structure of each unique lecture, but also the possibilities of the lecture as a creative platform. The Center was started in 2011 by artist Gordon Hall, and has since commissioned 26 new lectures, organizing events at institutions including Alderman Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), Recess (New York, NY), MoMA PS1 (New York, NY), and The Shandaken Project (Shandaken, NY). The Center for Experimental Lectures presented Seminars with Artists in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A selection of materials from the Center’s archives will be on view, including video documentation, posters, texts, and written transcripts.

 

Giorgi Leonidze State Literature Museum

 

Address: G. Chanturia st 8, 0108

Opening: October 2, 19:00

 

Art Platform Austria

 

Tina Bepperling/ Irene Hohenbüchler / Christine Hohenbüchler

(Austria)

 

 

Art platform Austria’ will operate as an artistic research and deliberately take an opposite stance to current esthetic theories. If looking at the signs such as over-stimulation and exhaustion tells us that humanity is in a process of self-inflicted destruction, so we rather prefer to give this cultural crisis a name. Thus, we reach out to those people who are prepared to work on a change of perspective, and call out to artists or others, also elderly people who share our notion for our broken age, but long for a future. The Austrian artists Irene and Christine Hohenbüchler will engage with their wide experience, in regards to communal projects and cooperative strategies: ”Since we cannot step outside of the current situation and create something new, we would like to collaborate and try to achieve small improvements: by drawings or objects - institutional or public. As many people are involved, the growing process of the whole undertaking is a central aspect of the project.”

 

 

The Torn Cloud’ and ‘Money Painting’

 

Danae Valenza & Simon McGuinness

Australia

 

The Torn Cloud is a film showing the fabrication of an installation work, consisting with a number of cast hands holding together a platform for an unknown entity. The work depicts the construction of a sculpture, which reiterates and re-interprets the social and present communal values in a society functioning within an unknown constraints of political, social and cultural positions.

Money Painting is an abstracted image using the exact color palette of Georgian bank notes.

 

'Georgia Inness’

 

Johanna Binder

(Austria)

 

Patric Sandri

(Switzerland)

 

Klaus Stefan

(Austria)

 

 

'Georgia Inness’ is the title of a project initiated by a group of three artists, which documents their work in progress in exchange of information, personal research and discussions centered around the structures in the media of painting.

The three artists have a similar conceptual background and approach in painting, a related artistic search for meaning and formal visual realization. A common aim is to study the entity and structure of the media of painting. Through its analysis and realization of its constituents, comparable with a cleaning process, the artists eliminate all external elements, attempting to find a pure and essential form of painting and reflect it as content itself.

The formation of an artist group can be read both ways: as a manifesto of a collective ideology and on the other hand as a space for a process-oriented discourse as well as a method for reactionary work in progress. The individual will reflect his personal artistic statements differently and then it will be anchored in a new, collective context. The opinion of the individual will be perceived and then through synergy of the participatory artistic qualities it will be simultaneously postulated as a collective autonomy.

 

ALOV

 

Asmer Abdullayeva

(Azerbaijan)

 

Anne Baumann

(Great Britain)

 

Dadash Mammedov

(Azerbaijan)

 

Sabina Shikhlinskaya

(Azerbaijan)

 

Sarah Knill-Jones

(Great Britain)

 

 

 

 

Art professionals and practitioners Asmer Abdullayeva, Anne Baumann, Dadash Mammedov, Sabina Shikhlinskaya and Sarah Knill-Jones are joining forces to create in Azerbaijan/Baku an independent artistic platform. Self organized and independent systems in the field of art and critical art reflection are rare in South Caucasus. The reasons are based on historical and contemporary aspects of power and society. Despite of that situation artists and art practitioner are organizing themselves in different forms. As a multiplicator ALOV is searching and combining these potentials by organising presentations which are hold by independent art practioners. As an example of nowadays independent artistic work and artistic strategies in Azerbaijan,ALOV will bring photoworks by Eldar Akbarov to the SOS Tbilisi Triennial.

 

 

Tbilisi National Scientific Library

 

Address: M. Aleksidze st ¼; 0193 

Opening: October 2, 15:00

 

 

 

Minna Henriksson and New Collective

 

(Finland/Georgia)

 

 

For the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial New Collective - an all-female group of 12 recent graduates of the Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi will collaborate with an artist Minna Henriksson.
The group was founded in September 2014 as an outcome of the 2-week organizing workshop led by Minna Henriksson in Tbilisi. The common aim, as a result of the workshop, was to claim a collective space for artistic works. Triennial takes place one year from the founding of the collective. Year’s activities of the collective will be presented; including the successful attempt to claim a common working space. However, the presentation will also include a critical reflection on the collective’s self-imposed necessity to turn to the ‘useful’ community art work and what it means/takes to work as a collective; as a non-governmental organization (NGO). Also, a new action is planned and realized. Members of the New Collective are: Ana Chaduneli, Tamar Chaduneli, Tamuna Dadalisa, Elene Gabrichidze, Tamara Gobronidze, Ana Jikia, Cvanci Jishkariani, Natalia Kipiani, Anna Martiashvili, Tamari Mchedlishvili, Khatia Tchokhonelidze, Valeria Tvardovskaya. New Collective on web:
http://newcollectivetb.tumblr.com/

 

 

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

Address: Merab Kostava st 14; 0108

Opening : October 2, 20:00

 

Manners and Customs - tool #40”

Eva Wandeler & Frances Belser

 

(Switzerland)

 

This body of video-works focuses on body images and manifestations of social appearances by using sculptural- and cinematic-techniques. In the collaboration of Frances Belser and Eva Wandeler (materials - white canvas, both feet, soaked with black color). The performers body (Eva Wandeler) is used as a Stamp and mutates into a working tool. While walking and dancing over the restricted square area, marks and traces appear on the withe surface. During this process the performer disappears more and more in the emerging picture – the black square. While the performer is moving and working, the sounds and words of Frances Belser adaption of “Ancora Tu” are weaving another layer. Questions about art production, the tension between creator and creation, about the exchange and the process between the two artists are brought up.

 

Europe House”

Address: Shalva Dadiani st 2; 0105

Opening: October 2, 17:00

 

Goslab


 

Goslab: Nino Chubinshvili AKA Chubika, Tea Djordjadze, Maya Sumbadze, Salome Machaidze, Natalia TBA beridze, Gogi Dzodzuashvili, Zaza Rusadze, Tamuna Karumidze, Levan Nutsubidze, Gio Sumbadze AKA gioslavia

(Georgia)


 

Curator: Lika Chkuaseli

(Georgia)

 

It was a group of friends, who wanted to play creative games and hang out the best they could in given circumstances…It was not long after the civil war in Georgia, and a war in Abkhazia, which left the country crumbling. It was a time of fear and confusion, felony, isolation, anguish and despair. But nevertheless there was a huge wave of commitment and eagerness to open up a crack to a magic room, which engaged our imagination.

For us the only way to survive was to stick together, maintain humor, support each other to surf on a wave different to reality. We named it Goslab for better sense of integrity and togetherness. we were in love with the process, we had fun and eventually we pulled through...

Nowadays there is no more need for collective effort, since such a hinderance as "war" is not an issue any longer and since we grew up into people, who i personally think made a right choice by taking individual paths thru inner world. Since everything genuine as well as good art derives from within.

Goslab or Ghostlab is there as a myth. Myths have ability to live and inspire further on, beyond the feasible verge.

 

http://www.goslab.de


 

Tenth Floor Group or the Gates of Rashomon’

 

Irena Popiashvili / Luka Tsetskhladze

(Georgia)

 

 

Tenth Floor group is widely known and admired by young artists in Georgia. The exhibition organized for the second Tbilisi Triennial has an unusual format – never exhibited works and photos of the Tenth Floor artists will be presented on a background of Luka Tsetskhladze’s wall drawing (Luka Tsetskhladzeis a young artist, he’s a son of the founder of the Tenth floor group, MamukaTsestkhladze). The wall drawing will have quotes and texts by different members of the group, their memories and chronology of their exhibitions.

 

Now legendary Tenth Floor Group was founded in 1986 atMamukaTsetskhladze’stenth floor small studio space at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. It was a self-organized group of young artists, dissatisfied with the conservatism of the art academy and its professors. The

Group had no manifesto and there were no official membership requirements. The artists gathered and worked next to each other in the small studio, experimenting with different unorthodox materials and topics. From 1986 through the early ‘90s the group was particularly active, organizing numerous exhibitions in Tbilisi and abroad.

 

 

 

Rustavi City

Address: Rustavi space / Kldiashvili st 7-20, Rustavi, 3700

Opening: October 3, 15:00

 

BLOCK 21

 

Ana Chaduneli, Gvanca Jishkariani, Tamar Chaduneli, Davit Migriauli

(Georgia)

 

Block 21: Aleksi Soselia, Galaqtion Eristavi, George Spanderashvili, Tamar Muskhelishvili

(Georgia)

 

 

The exhibition will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 1 p.m. To 7 p.m.

Sunday-Monday: closed.

 

 

Block 21 Rustavi is a prospective art residency which will open its doors with an exhibition in the course of the 2nd Tbilisi Triennal. The founding group draws its community-based, site-specific approach not only from its work experience in Rustavi, but especially from the general lack of exactly those frameworks of mindset and thus the resulting necessity to react appropriately.

 

Exhibition at Block 21, (address) in the city of Rustavi will be a collaborative project with local artists. The space, functionally and initially designated as a residency-studio-complex, will for one month transform into an exhibition-manifesto serving as a common playground for visual and textual ideas, commentaries, and experiences regarding the city in context of the Triennial. Opening the space where the exhibition will take place can be considered as the outcome of collaborative working with local artists.

 

Shindisi

Opening : October 4, 17:00

 

 

The Field Academy

Mamuka Japharidze

(Georgia)

 

Shindisi Field Academy is a venue of the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial presenting several artistic works by Mamuka Japharidze in Shindisi - a small land on the hill overlooking the town. It is surrounded by fields and the forest park, and the distance from there to the city is a walk of about 6km. Within the land the authors of the project are creating a permaculture environment, and for this they have practical work to do, they are physically engaged with soil and soil testing and keep it fertile to grow there the edible, as well as medical plants. All their work is done in a very non-formal setting, into which the authors also receive guests.

The goal of the given project is to create space for public events, including:

 

  • Sustainable Vineyard - a sculpture by Mamuka Japharidze, creating a symbiosis of poultry farming and wine cultivation, consisting of two layers. The first layer will include birds, cleaning soil from insects and parasites and fertilizing land for vines, whereas the second layer will be the actual working space of vineyard.

  • Tables for Insects - aims to draw attention to the natural imbalance, caused by artificial illumination in urban spaces. Insects, confused by the unnatural length of “daylight” are changing their regular behavior, migrate, or disappear from their original habitat. “Tables for Insects” consists of 3 tables / light boxes, giving the viewers an opportunity to observe the micro life of different insects closely.

  • Outdoor wine cellar - ash trees are planted in a circle shaping space for wine cellar. Specific climate creates exceptional situation for wine making.

  • Small gallery space for activity and production.


 

Rustavi City /

Address: Kldiashvili st. 7-20, Rustavi 3700

Opening: October 3, 15:00


 

 

 

"124,908"

 

Tara McDowell

(USA / Austria)

 

"124,908" is titled for Rustavi's population—124,908 in 2014 according to city census. The exhibition invites 8 artists from around the world to provide instructions, to make site-specific works in a variety of public sites throughout the city of Rustavi. Drawing on Active for Culture’s network of local artists, students, and Rustavi residents, all works for the exhibition will be made and installed on site from local materials. 124,908 is curated by Tara McDowell.

 

Taking Lucy Lippard’s “numbers” shows as a precedent, “124,908” will engage a variety of public spaces in Rustavi with site-specific temporary works by a group of eight international artists. To facilitate audience communication with “124,908”, a bilingual exhibition guide will be printed in Tbilisi that will operate as a marriage of map, poster, and exhibition guide. This provisional map of Tbilisi will chart the locations of artist interventions, and note the times of programmed events. It is intended that this will inform both visitors and Rustavi locals on what is happening in the city, where and when.

 

Machkhaani

 

Address: Kvemo Machkhaani Theatre

Opening: October 10, 15:00

 

Performance in Old Theatre Machkhaani

 

Mareike Wenzel (Germany) / / Tamta Melashvili / Lili Mamulashvili / Khatia Tchokhonelidze / Salome Dumbadze / Qeu Meparishvili / Mariam Gabrichidze / Ika Jojua (Aghnie)/ (Georgia)/ /Salome Papuashvili (GE), Luka Papuashvili (GE), Maka Chuchulashvili (GE), Tornike Papuashvili (GE), Pridon Menteshashvili (GE), Misha Menteshashvili (GE).

 

 

 

 

For Tbilisi Triennial the actress and performance artist Mareike Wenzel is going to create a site- specific performance for the old theatre in Machkhaani.

Within a fictional framework, performers (former students of CCA/Tbilisi and students from Machkhaani high-school) are going to establish a fictional interim administration for the village Machkhaani with its headquarter in the old theatre.

The task of the fictional administration is to set up a database of memories, wishes and also skills of the citizens of Machkhaani, in order to create new networks and collectives and revive the old spirit of the village, which once used to be a cultural hotspot for the region.

All collected information will create a database which is the base of all performances and interventions that are going to take place during the Tbilisi Triennial in Machkhaani. Memories will be reenacted, wishes put into practice and skills shared. The theatre, once a place for exchange and shared knowledge, will be given back its old function and turned into a communal space in which new visions for Machkhaani are acted out. The performance is continuous and will run throughout the whole period of the Triennial. The end of the Triennial will mark the reopening of the old theatre, in a festive ceremony the theatre is handed back to the citizens of Machkhaani.

 

 

Gallery ‘Nectar’

 

Address: D. Aghmashenebeli st. 16

Opening: October 21-25, 19:00

 

 

One’s Own Room at NECTAR

 

Franziska Koch/Romy Rüegger/Wim Koch

(Switzerland)

 

 

Based on the concept of ONE’S OWN ROOM artists like to initiate for the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial SOS - Self organized Systems an open collaborative structure of research, exchange, production and infrastructure. For five days they will install at the art space Nectar a music space, a listening room for records, tapes, editions and other formats, an experimental room for performances and open discourse. For the events artists would like to work with musicians, colleagues and sound collectors from Georgia on listening evenings, DJ lectures, radio plays, tape editions or talks about self-organized publishing, distribution and conditions of production.

During five open days at Gallery Nectar they will interact on different research materials such as record collections, sound archives, fanzines or performative formats with Georgian collaborators.

 

Writers’ House of Georgia

 

Address: I. Machabeli st. 13 / Tbilisi 0105

Opening: October 22, 17:00

 

MAF Memoires

 

Curator: Khatuna Khabuliani (Georgia)

 

 

The MAF_Media Art Farm was one of the first and most important contemporary art institutions of the early 2000s. Through their collaborative group work, which were representing a novel approach at the time, the MAF played an essential role in the legitimation and popularization of contemporary visual art.

Apart from organizing educational projects and the promotion of cultural networks, the MAF has realized several major international exhibitions, among them Appendix 2_Diffusia and (His?Her?) Topology, which put conceptual art works on display in public places of Tbilisi.

In the frames of the Tbilisi Triennial, a documentation about MAF_Media Art Farm and a remake of an early project will be shown. MAF memoirs will also comprise new works of former students of the Photography and New Media department.

 

Moving Gallery /Project ArtBeat

Opening: October 25, 12:00

 

 

Group ‘Boullion’

(Georgia)

 

 

1.Who are you?

 

Art group "Bouillon"

2. What do you do?

We work in various medias, mostly performances on social themes.

3. How long have you been working together?

From 2008, seven years.

4.Why ‘Bouillon’?

French philosopher Jean Boudrillard used this word in one of his books in a relation of modernism, where he is speaking about the blurred borders between various disciplines when everything become in one “cultural bouillon”.

4. How do you deal with each other?

It`s difficult to work with six people, to make your idea common. We are arguing quite often, even fighting, but in debates ideas are changing, it is interesting process.

5. What will you do for the Triennial?

Kazreti, (place in Georgia) where they still extract gold with the open law, the eternal explosions and the remains poured in the river Mashavera, this region seems to be the most ecologically polluted place in Georgia, Exists analyzes and researches about the ground and the water which are confirming this facts.... we want to bring several vegetables from Kazreti (potatoes, onion, carrot) wrap it and sell it here.

-Maybe the potatoes is not poisoned?

-We have to write on the wrap the results and analyzes only of ground and the water. The ground which is poisoned, Is watered with the polluted water. Is it real to cultivate there a healthy product ?...

 

 

Projects in Public Spaces

 

 

Rike Park

Opening: October 2, 14:00

 

Urban Songline”

 

Allard van Hoorn

(Netherlands)

 

 

Creation of a new Urban Songline, a performance and possibly installation, in which artist translates architecture into music through site-specific sound-generation in a designated public space of Tbilisi, in order to make it audible as opposed to visible or inhabitable collaboration with local communities. This project allows local interest-community groups to create music from buildings, bridges, squares and other objects in public spaces. Through creating audible versions of the shared domain, these exercises discuss the way we co-own and can appropriate the public spaces we live and work in. Every project works with local audience groups, designers and artists to make the scripts / scenarios that translates the buildings and other objects in public spaces in sound that artist makes into music in a live performance. Music, as a result, will be given away to DJ's for free so these spaces can be further democratized through sampling. As the Urban Songlines translate public spaces around the world into music they form a rhythmical organism of connections, as system of networked experiences of listening to architecture in order to shift our perspectives about the use and participation in our cities.

 

 

Old Hippodrome

Opening : October 17, 15:00


 

Celebration as Community Empowerment


 

Jon Irigoyen

(Spain/Finland)


 

Jon Irigoyen’s proposal for the second edition of Tbilisi Triennial is a community collaborative process to be delivered through a series of neighbourhood embodiment activities and events.

 

The space to work with will be the Hippodrome Park, a recreational area near the Saburtalo district. This area – an old, disused Hippodrome in ruins – is nowadays a popular meeting place and communal space where people with different interests, backgrounds and nationalities come together.

 

Through diverse communal processes of gathering and celebration, the project will develop and explore concepts such as the commons, grass roots, public space, territory, social empowerment in order to facilitate and empower different dynamics of community, neighbourhood, and social construction.


 

Gudiashvili Square

Tbilisi

Opening: October 18, 17:00

 

Sara & Natascha

 

 

Samgori District

Address: Samgori Metro Area

Opening: October 3, 14:00

 

Samgori

 

Christian Elovara Dinesen

(Denmark)

 

This project is about site-specific wall paintings; creating new visual identity on a market, which is very diverse, social and colorful. During 10 days artist will do as many wall paintings as possible. All of the paintings will be inspired by the surroundings and the people nearby. The documentation from the project; photos, texts, random things she finds, will be displayed in a homemade showcase. There will be a map for guiding people to the places/things/people artist finds interesting.

 

Tbilisi Triennial Programme for Workshops and Lectures

 

CCA - Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi

Uznadze st. 51; Tbilisi 0102

 

 

Lecture

 

Gordon Hall / Center for Experimental Lectures

(USA)

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

17:00

 

Gordon Hall, creator of the Center for Experimental Lectures, will present a talk on the origins of the project, including its philosophical and critical underpinnings. Excerpts of lectures from the Center’s archives will be shown, including Hall’s own lecture-performance, Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody (2014), an experimental lecture about experimental lectures. Speculation on the future of experimental pedagogy and embodied knowledge production will be open for discussion.

 

 

Сulture – language for communication – “Free Screening”

 

October 27- 12:00-17:00

October 28 - 16:00-20:30

 

 

Anuka Lomidze

(Georgia)

 

What do we know about the kids living and/or working on streets or about the children left under the state care? How often we think of giving a friendship hand and smile to stretch out little hands or lonely faces instead of coins, sent colored sweets and rattles?

Culture – language for communication delivers the opportunity of rising dialogue with groups hard to communicate with, making creative, perceptual, stable acquaintance with them.
The kids living and/or working on streets together with the underage children being under the state care
, in collaboration with artists and film proffesionals, will take part in workshop series dedicated to independent movie screenings and screening space arrangement. Making stress on the vitality and ways of realization self-organized cultural initiatives, and (in this case) applying movie screening and discussion techniques in different fields of their everyday life.

As the result of the workshop the kids will independently organize the free movie screening for the audience including their friends and will arrange the event space with handmade sits and screen for the film discussion theme chosen by themselves.

In this case they will lead the dialogue with the society.
 

Performative lectures in PechaKucha format / DIT – Let’s Make Pizza


 

Ocober 1, 19:00


 

Jesper Aabille

(Denmark)


 

Performative lectures in PechaKucha format (20 slides show, each in 20 seconds, totally 6 min and 40 sec,- plus an introduction).
The lectures shall be performed in Georgian accompanied 20 cardboard posters with drawings, photos and illustrations. It is a performance by two persons: one telling about the poster and the other showing them to the public. The lecture can be performed anyway. It just needs 2 persons and a set of cardboard posters and the accompanying text. It is open to the public, there will also be an on-line presentation, which can be linked to and watched on smart phones, tablets and of course on the computers

 

Caucasian House

 

Address: G. Tabidze Str. 20, 0105 Tbilisi

Opening: October 29, 19:00

 

 

Teamwork - for a Strong Village

 

 

Until 1921, rural communities used to form interest groups to deal with various issues. Labor unions were involved with the gathering of work force, whereas agricultural unions attempted the involvement of the people in processes of agricultural administration. Furthermore, civil-cultural unions were engaged in the initiation and development of cultural and educational services.

The Community Develo[pment Center (CDC) and the Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi (CCA-T) with cooperation of Civil Education Teachers Forum the Soviet Past Research Centre (SOVLAB), Non-Governmental Monitoring of Cultural Inheritance, and The Open Society Georgia Foundation introduce the project "Teamwork - for a strong Village". The project will represent the research concerning traditional communal unions, and its visualization will be published as well as exhibited at the "Caucasian House" on October 29, 2015.