Artistic Works

Selected Works


Selfreflection: Corona Feeeling

2021

During the Corona period, I missed my family in Georgia the most. All of a sudden, the border was there again, almost impossible to cross.... The uncertainty of when I would be able to see my family again, when I would be able to play with my nieces again in our old house in Guria, West Georgia, tormented me.... In the times of hard lockdown, I often dreamed of Tbilisi's streets, of special fragrance of our garden, of my mother's voice....


Participation with this work at Galerie Koppelmann - Kunstwerk Nippes, Selfreflection: Corona Feeling

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hall of fame - reloaded

 

2009 - 2021

In my work hall of fame I deal with the star and celebrity phenomenon and the fascination they trigger. 

The star phenomenon is not a product of modern times, but a timeless phenomenon, just like the human urge for recognition, fame and immortality. And yet death is the beginning of fame. It frees the "stars" from human weaknesses and transforms them into the timeless saints and idols. 

 

My work is a self-dramatization. I am covered in a black costume. One sees me and one does not see me. Sometimes I am a "blasphemous Madonna", sometimes a "fetish saint" and sometimes a being between a king and the "Oscar".

The photographs are dyed with black tea and the small formats are additionally treated with the wax. 

 

I found the fusion of photographic and painterly elements particularly exciting: the imperfect surface of the photographs, so undesirable especially in the case of the mortal stars, as it refers to decay and transience, so the wax lays down as a protective film on the images, and spoils the "stars" on their way to immortality. 

 

My renditions are often the results of various experiments based on different craft and digital processes. The playful aspect of surprise and the search for a new expression are particularly important to me. 

 

 


This work is currently being shown as part of "open studios Cologne 2021" in OKKS/Cologne 


Why are you here?

2021

Why are you here?" is a multimedia project with text, image, audio and video layers, a work-in-progress.

It is about my roots, about my two homes. A story about searching and finding, failing and getting up again.

 


Participation with this and other project in the group exhibition "WEIBSBILDER" in OKKS/Cologne in the summer 2021


Pepperoni with Honey

An ongoing project

2021

Thought as a book project, partly autobiographical. A mixture of text and image. A mixture of the two worlds, my two homes: Georgia and Germany. Formerly fifty-fifty, now more lifetime spent here. Where is my home? What determines my identity?

The journey to the origin of my memories...


Singularity                                                                                                                                                                                                               An ongoing project

2020

Currently I am working on a project with the working title "Singularity - Behind the event horizon".  It is about our life on earth and the parallel in the universe. A kind of connection between these worlds, one within reach and the other not necessarily directly present in our everyday life. 

 

 

 


Bleeding

Let's talk about PMS

2020

Sometimes it's not just dark outside.... 

Mood swings, cravings, and weight gain - the second half of the cycle is a real challenge for many women, and every month anew. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) gives them a wide variety of psychological and physical symptoms. 

The video is dedicated to the dark days of many women.

 


Kiss and tell Story

2020

What you always wanted to know about sex, love, fake orgasms and more...                                                                                                Vol. 1


A special Georgian therapy method

2020

ცივი წყალი დალიე და გულზე მოგეშვება - Drink cold water and lighten your heart                                                                                In the situations where you can not change anything is to use this method instead of getting angry;-) 



Something personal about me

° What do I like to deal with: reading, daydreaming, endless research... 

° What interests me besides photography, art, film, music and literature: astronomy

° What else would I have liked to become: astronaut

° How to move: I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for seven years 

° What I always miss: The eternal summer at my grandparents' house in Guria, in western Georgia 

° What am I doing secretly: writing

° Guilty pleasure: Some musical sins of the '80s and '90s and "Mon chéri"

° The love of my life: Luka and Shio

° What else matters: Friends who know how I am and still love me 

Anything else

° I love to communicate with people, to develop ideas together, to connect different cultures

° In my workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews I prefer to pick people up where they stand and support each individual to go their own way

° I'm especially interested in artistic and documentary photography. The topics of origin, emigration, young positions and women in photography and art are especially in my focus

° My artistic works are mostly conceptual, partly autobiographical, at the moment a mixture of text and image. I like to work with analogue technology and experiment with the alternative process

Self portrait, 2020
Self portrait, 2020