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)

all images courtesy of e-merginG artistS


Lily Fürstenow
e-merginG artistS

Torstrasse 208, 10115


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