Montag, 28. November 2016

Kakhaber Kikabidze and Sandra Becker. Filmfest Stuttgart

 Tba. ტბა. (Lake). Kakhaber Kikabidze, 1998, Drama. OmU

Theater am Olgaeck, Charlottenstraße 44, Stuttgart
29. 11. 2016. 8 pm

curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow

Tba is inspired by Heinrich Mann's "Abdication" (short-story)
Written by Len Massaar
Stars: Dito Shvelidze, Irakli Mshvildadze, Nino Koberidze 

This film tells the story of one boy's struggle to come to terms with his harrowing past; an adult story seen through the eyes of a child.
Zura is forced to watch as his father is slaughtered by members of his small village. The mother escapes with the boy, eventually moving away and living in a run-down apartment in Tbilisi where a new life (hopefully) awaits. However, a new location cannot begin to erase the psychological trauma the boy has experienced and this manages to affect his every relationship; neighbours, his new teacher, schoolmates and even his mother. His father's death at the banks of the lake (hence the title), have twisted his strong personality towards sinister/evil ways. His pent-up grief manifests itself in dark ways... can he possibly ever escape his anger and sorrow? 

Q&A at the Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin after Tba screening. April 2016. With film producer Natia Rachvelishvili and artist Frederic Krauke (Guilty of Kissing) 

After screening Georgian Weinkost with H.E. Georgian Ambassador in Germany Lado Chanturia (All Photos Courtesy of Richard Schubert)

Sandra Becker 01. Lift, 2005
Filmstill. Lift 

Sandra Becker 01

1967 geboren in Freiburg/Breisgau, lebt in Berlin, 
             aufgewachsen in Bonn, Ankara, Lima und New York
seit 2013

Organisation und inhaltliche Leitung der Vorlesungsreihe „Cybertechnik“
„iblend-learning“, Veränderung meiner Hochschullehre am Rechenzentrum
der FU als Modellprojekt für die Umstellung der Lehre auf elearning
Einheiten an der ZedatGastprofessorin für künstlerische Transformationsprozesse, Universität der Künste Berlin, 
interdisziplinäres Teamlehrprojekt Stille Post Workshop „Gesichter von Berlin“, 
Grundschule am Koppenplatz
Forschungs- und Lehrauftrag eVideo 2.0, interaktiver Einsatz von Video zu Lernzwecken, 

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Preise und Stipendien
2000 DigitalArt-Preisträgerin im Bereich Movies
2002 Atelierprogramm point B, Williamsbourgh, New York
2003/04 Förderung durch die Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG Bild)

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Freitag, 25. November 2016

Lana Ghoghoberidze. Musquiqui Chihying. Filmfest Stuttgart

Lana Ghoghoberidze

Women in Georgian Film. ქართული კინო შტუტგარტში. Film Festival

 Theater am Olgaeck, Charlottenstraße 44, Stuttgart

Curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow

Nov. 24, 2016. 8 pm: 

Some Interviews on Personal Matters. Lana Ghoghoberidze
USSR, 1977, 95 mins, Color, 35mm
In Georgian with German subtitles and English electronic titling

Sofiko, a young newspaper employee, is passionately involved in her work interviewing people who have submitted complaint letters to the editor. One of the women Sofiko interviews is her mother, and the pair's onscreen relationship strongly resembles the tragic early life of the director and her mother, making this a very personal film for Lana Gogoberidze. A bold mixture of documentary and social-psychological drama - and the first film to make mention of Stalin's camps - Some Interviews on Personal Matters makes powerful statements about women, work, family, and marriage that earned it international acclaim as the first feminist film of the Soviet cinema.

Camera. Seoul. Musquiqui Chihying 

 film still

The Camera (16) HD Video 1:46 on Loop 2016 Seoul Soundtrack from Twice Global: Tzuyu’s Official Apology

As the extension of the eye, the camera transcends the human imagination of time and space. Though specific operations, cameras can turn into powerful ideological machines, and easily seize a subject’s autonomy. When the shutter opens, a power competition between the camera and the subject begins: the one who stands in front of the lens has only a brief time to respond to the force of the camera. A video clip released by a South Korean entertainment company in 2016 could be a good example of such a situation. On the screen, the audience can see a young girl apologising for recent representations in the media about her national identity. However, the helplessness in the girl’s facial expressions and other non-verbal communication are seen by viewers as evidence that the girl has been forced to apologise. As a result, members of the public react negatively against the entertainment company, in strong support for the girl’s rights. Whether intentional or not, as a filmed object, the action of the young girl could be seen as a performance with a certain strategy, contending the force of the camera. By turning the lens of the camera and reconstructing the image from the subject’s perspective, which otherwise never really exists, the work The Camera faces the dominant narrative power of the camera. After the entertainment company refuses to co-operate with this project, The Camera (16) works with a young performer, who is the same age as the young girl, from a famous South Korean star scouting website. Using methods such as the performer’s imagined re-enactment of the event (?) and the recreation of the young girl’s view onto the office window, the process of the anonymous cameraperson shooting the young girl’s apology is reproduced as fictional documentary.

All images courtesy 
of Lana Ghoghoberidze and Musquiqui Chihying

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Sonntag, 20. November 2016

Euan Williams. Collapse


Curriculum Vitae
2005 | Norwich School of Art and Design
2009 - 2014 | Institut für Raumexperimente | Klasse Prof. Olafur Eliasson
2008 - 2012 | Absolvent der Universität der Künste Berlin under Prof. Olafur Eliasson 2012 - 2014 | Meisterschüler unter Prof. Olafur Eliasson und Prof. Katja Strunz
Ausstellungen (Auswahl)
Metamachine, Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, Berlin
We shall survive in the memory of others
, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
(Curator) This was the future once, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main Kunst&Konstrukt, Westraum, Berlin
VKunst Frankfurt, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt am Main

Zero, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Outside (inside) the flocking, 30 Schilling, Berlin

24h Skulptur, Sexauer Gallerie, Berlin
Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Light Up, WilmerHale, Berlin
Our Accursed Share, D.H.U.A. Galerie, Berlin Walk-In-Progress, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

Being Here, Intervention in Public Space, Barcelona (Solo) Accidental Accomplishment, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
interferenz_en 013, EnBW Showroom, Berlin

Grosses Feld, Jan Meda, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Produzentenmesse 2012, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin
Time being being time, Baumwolle Spinnerei, Leipzig
Absolvent Ausstellung, UdK, Berlin
Translation Acts, The World Is Not Fair
Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012, Berlin Glasauge, Bunker Virchowstr, Berlin
2011 2012
Japan Berlin 2000-2011: Playing amongst the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Testing Stages, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Rundgang - Mapping Everything, UdK, Berlin
Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
100 grad Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Without Destination, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Geist IV, Berlin
Let's start to implement little errors, Pfefferberg, Berlin

2009 - 2010
Turning Shadow into Transient Sight, Grey Sheep, Pfefferberg, Berlin (Solo)
Berlin Art Link, Studio visit interview, Dynamo, Zero Foundation, Publication | Martin Gropius Bau
A collection of shadows in the folds of books taken over the course of a year from around the world | Published by the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
DIE NADEL - Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Kunst und Medien, 02/01 2013
Time being being time | Exhibition Catalogue
Translation Acts | Exhibition Catalogue
Mapping Everything | Collaboration with ETH Zürich and Institut für Raumexperimente, Exhibition Catalogue Rundgang 2013 | Exhibition Catalogue

Rundgang 2012 | Exhibition Catalogue
'Impossible Topics / Rescued Futures' - Otto's impossible talks | (Editor and contributor) Tick 1 (Online Journal) | (Editor)
09/01/2014 China >>>> 125/01/2014
22/11/2011 Sao Paulo >>>> 05/12/2011

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Freitag, 18. November 2016

T. Magradze and T. Karumidze. Films

Film Stills. Au-Pair

ქალი ქართულ ფილმში. Georgian Film Festival in Stuttgart. ქართული კინოფესტივალი შტუტგარტში.Woman in Georgian Film. Theater am Olgaeck. 

Mittwoch 23. Nov. 2016. 20 Uhr.

Theater am Olgaeck.
Charlottenstrasse 44,
Curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow

Au-Pair. Tamar Magradze

Au-Pair - is a film about those who choose the right candidates for the au-pair program and those wishing to take part in it. Is au-pair a lucrative business for those running it or a chance of the lifetime for young people? For those from Georgia it's a promising adventure, an escape into the rich and thriving world of the West. But who knows the difference between harsh reality and the rosy dreamworlds?

Tamar Magradze was born in 1988, in Tbilisi/Georgia. She graduated high school in 2005. Until 2007 she studied at the (Nikoladze Art College) in Tbilisi and at the Georgian Academy of Arts during 2007- 2011. From 2012 she moved in Berlin. Since 2014 she is a student of Berlin University of Art (UDK) in the class of Hito Steyerl.

 Zahesi 708

Film Stills. Zahesi 708

Zahesi 708. Tamuna Karumidze
Documentary, 2002, 45 min.
English subtitles 

The film is just like one week of life in Tbilisi of the 90s. Capital of Georgia after soviet system broke down and the organaised and usual lifestyle just vanished. We dive into the Georgian reality and into the real emotions. There is nothing to investigate. There is a lot to observe... just to watch… (T. Karumidze)

All images courtesy of Tamar Magradze and Tamuna Karumidze


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Sonntag, 13. November 2016

Sophia Tabatadze. Films

ქალი ქართულ ფილმში. Georgian Film Festival in Stuttgart. ქართული კინოფესტივალი შტუტგარტში.Woman in Georgian Film. Theater am Olgaeck. 

Short Films. Sophia Tabatadze
Film Still. Let's Drink To Love
Year: 2006
Material: Video
Duration: 4:43min
Collaboration: With Nadia Tsulukidze

Mittwoch 16. Nov. 2016. 20 Uhr.

Theater am Olgaeck.
Charlottenstrasse 44,

Curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow

Introduction to the Georgian Toasting Traditions (as found on

‘Do you want to know where the Georgian man reveals himself in his entire splendor?
This is the Georgian Table! If you are invited to one of those parties try not to miss one as it is supposed to be a real performance put up by the toast-master, or the Tamada. Tamada acts like a director of the party announcing traditional toasts to peace, health, happiness, well-being, beautiful women, love, etc. etc. High-flown and magic words seem to help him to establish contact with Heaven….’
for more please see:


2011/2012, 40 min.The film is about PIRIMZE, a six-floor edifice from the Soviet era. Starting as a curious journey through the labyrinths of PIRIMZE and observing fascinating skills performed by the craftsmen who used to work there, the theme unfolds to a broader picture and shows what has been happening in Georgia since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Film stills. Pirimze. 


Sophia Tabatadze
Date of Birth:  19.03.1977 
Place of Birth:  Tbilisi, Georgia 
Nationality: Dutch/Georgian
Sophia Tabatadze is visual artist, making videos and multimedia installations.

All images courtesy of Sophia Tabatadze 


Lily Fürstenow
E-merinG artistS
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10115 Berlin

Freitag, 11. November 2016

ქალი ქართულ ფილმში. ქართული კინოფესტივალი შტუტგარტში Georgian Film Festival in Stuttgart. Sunday Program. Theater am Olgaeck.

 © Vassiliea Stylianidou 2010, "Guards For Sexted Bodies_Language Curves Space"
DV Pal Colour.
Duration 15 min 38 sec.

Start Sunday, Sun. 13. 19 pm. Theater am Olgaeck, Charlottersntrasse 44, Stuttgart.

 Curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow

Guards For Sexted Bodies_Language Curves Space“, 2010

In the video installation „Guards For Sexted Bodies_Language Curves Space“ explores the phenomena of power and money in the context of the present economic and social crisis and contrasts them to the dynamics inherent in language as the social subject's practice which is experimental, gendered and transgressive.
In Stylianidou´s work, language pierces and subverts its everyday use in an attempt to suggest new paradigms for knowledge and experience.

The work also explores the interconnections between, on the one hand, the language and, on the other, the voice, the body and the image as rhythm and materiality. 

Gaseirneba Karabaghshi  გასეირნება ყარაბაღში

Levan Tutberidze
Drama/Action, 2005, 1h 45min.
with English Subtitles

The film is based on the 1992 novel “A Trip to Karabach” by Aka Morchiladze. A group of teenage boys from Tbilisi take a trip to Azerbaijan to buy drugs, and end up fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh war when they are captured by Azerbaijani militants, with one subsequently being captured by the Armenians.
The film shows the absurdity of war with poignant humor and satirical wit. The main protagonists prove themselves as lost heroes on a serious voyage to adult life and its remarkable adventures.

Grand Prize (Kinoshok - Open CIS and Baltic Film Festival)
FIPRESCI Prize (Tbilisi International Film Festival)


Vassiliea Stylianidou studied Literature and Linguistics at the University of Ioannina (GR) and Visual Arts (B.F.A., M.F.A.) at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin. She works as a video and installation artist, using in her works related artistic media such as text, sound/music and performance. Her artistic process involves a constant renegotiation of public and private history, as well as public and private spaces.
Her works deal with the limits inherent in systems of order and discipline such as architecture, body, power, family, gender and language. Especially in relation to language, she is interested in ways of using it which challenge and subvert its everyday use in an attempt to suggest new paradigms for knowledge and experience. Her work has been exhibited at nGbK, Berlin; Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin; quartier21/MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Fotohof, Salzburg; VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne; C.R.A.C, Sète (F); KUNSTHALLE ATHENA, Athens; Onassis Cultural Center, Athens; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; KW, Berlin; The National Museum for Contemporary Art, Athens; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; Art in General, NYC. She has also participated in the Prague Biennale and in the parallel programme of the Athens and Thessaloniki Biennials.
Lives and works in Berlin and Athens.

Levan Tutberidze (1959, Tbilisi, Georgia) graduated in 1982 from the State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography of Georgia and specialized as a film director. He participated in various feature films as an actor. Tutberidze is founder of the first Georgian independent film studio, AISI, and one of the founders of the Amirani cultural and movie centre.

The Tushetian Cheese (1978), Ubisi (1980), Makhare (1984, short), The Last Prayer of Nazare (1989), The Shadows of the Past (1995), Gaseirneba Karabakhsgi/A Trip to Karabakh (2005)

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Dienstag, 1. November 2016

Women in Georgian Film. ქართული კინო შტუტგარტში. Film Festival

Lost. Thomas Eller

"Women in Georgian Film" 
- this is not another women festival! 

To find out more join the screenings. Opening next Friday, Nov. 4th. 7 pm. Theater am Olgaeck, Charlottenstraße 44, Stuttgart

Curated by Lily Fürstenow

Program. Nov. 5, 2016. 8 pm: 

Lost. Thomas Eller
15 min.

Thomas Eller (b. 1964, Coburg) started his studies in Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste of Berlin. After his forced dismission, he went on to graduate in Sciences of Religion, Philosophy and Art History from the Freie Universität, Berlin.
He has worked as research assistant at the Science Center for Sociology in Berlin (WZB), is the founder of online art magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief and was appointed managing director for the German branch of artnet AG, as well as executive director and artistic director of Temporäre Kunsthalle in Berlin. 

Line of Credit. კრედიტის ლიმიტი
Salomé Alexi
2014 / 4K / 85 min / color

Nino - woman in 40s, once led comfortable, abundant life in Soviet Georgia. Now she is adapting to the newly obtained democracy, while maintaining previous lifestyle. Abruptly she falls victim to loan sharks and without letting her family know, Nino is trapped under a vicious cycle of high interest debts.

Salomé Alexi was born in Tbilisi in 1966
She graduated from Femis ( Paris film school ) on 1996
To date she has made the short films One Night, Black Sea, Should we go to the sea? ( Femis ) and Felicita ( independant production ) which won a Special Mention in 2009 in the Corto Cortissimo section of the Venice Film Festival.

Film Stills. Line of Credit. Salome Alexi

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