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BLOCK 19: SIX GATES TO CAUCASUS

TETSI GROUP w GUESTS

29 JAN – 23 FEB

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If we imagine a gate we might think of an entrance to another state (national or mental) – it might be a place for phantasies, political negotiations, economical transactions, or even magical disappearances or dreams.

Caucasus for sure is a backdrop for dreams and myths, but also of conflict, war and traces of a fallen soviet empire. The region is naturally framed between big civilizations by the Black and Caspian seas, the big Caucasus Range, steps and diverse mountain ranges. From west it met Greek-Roman-Byzantine-European, from north: Scythes-Alan’s – Khazars – Slav’s, from east: Iranian – Mongols – Seltchucs, from south: Mesopotamian – Arabic…. The Great Silk Route was not only passing through the Caucasus – it was a crucial exchange point for goods between east and west.

During three weeks the Tbilisi based Tetsi Group will work together with invited artists to explore the idea of gates as a format for artistic interaction and learning. The concept of the gates brings the whole program of this thematic block into an processual uncontrolled artwork and proposes an understanding of art not primarily as objects on display, but rather as the creation of openings and journeys.

Information, program and tickets here.

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BLOCK 10: THREE WHITE SOLDIERS – PERFORMATIVE ACADEMY

10/11 – 7/12

JOHAN FORSMAN & ANDERS PAULIN

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree White Soldiers – Performative Academy, is an invitation to a collective elaboration of some thematic and aesthetic potentials departing from the performance Three White Soldiers. The project is operating in an oscillating field between High Frequency Trading and Shamanic practices. Guided by the protocol of pilgrimage, the work is exploring financial, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of time/spaces not accessible to human perception.

For three weeks we will be juxtaposing performances, lectures, film screenings, concerts and conversations, in a program where we together with invited guests will discuss and investigate how ideas of Time/Space and Material/Immaterial has been developing in contemporary economics, art and science over the last 50 years.

In 1858 Karl Marx writes: Capital by its nature drives beyond every spatial barrier. The conditions of exchange, communication and transport – the annihilation of space by time – becomes an extraordinary necessity for it. This triad of Economy/Space/Time is where we begin. Following the fetish figures of Liquidities and Cowboys, Algo-Spoofers and Sonic Patterns, Astronauts and Rice Futures into the void of contemporary High Frequency Trading.

More information, program and participating artists here.

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