"I was born in July, 1966 in Tbilisi. Since I’ve graduated the state Academy of Arts and Art College, participated in different exhibitions abroad and projects, prepared three solo shows. I am Multidisciplinary visual artist, living and working in Tbilisi, Georgia."
Left on the screen 2015
Video installation. video 1’5’
"Midway in our life's journey, I went astray
from the straight road and woke to find myself
alone in a dark wood. How shall I say
what wood that was! I never saw so drear,
so rank, so arduous a wilderness!
Its very memory gives a shape to fear.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
I remember Borjomi Gorge and its enchanting moss-grown coniferous forest as one of the most vivid and sweetest memories of my childhood. Recently, stressed out from inner city living I decided to return to this magical place and record it for my children. However, I was in for a major disappointment. On a mission to find the pristine woods of my memories, I walked through the forest of Gombori (East Georgia) and Borjomi Gorge (South Georgia) and sadly all I could find was the chopped and littered left over’s. I consciously did not want to walk through the territory of the National Park – it was obvious the forest would be preserved there. In order to have recorded the presented video, I had to clean up the territory from litter – plastic bottles, cigarette and other rubbish. It is a shocking realization to think that soon we will only have a recorded documentation of the forest and surrounding nature. ‘Save the forest for children’ phrase comes to be a banal verse devoid of any meaning amidst floods and landslides.