Artistic Works

Selected Works


Love stories and other disasters - Vol. 1 / Love album / Part 1

2024

In my current video work: "Love stories and other disasters - in dialog with AI" I deal with various aspects of "romantic love" with humans and "machines", from longing and desire, ecstasy to hatred and temptation - all possible states that accompany love stories…

The video work is a kind of visual-auditive "love album" using various audio-video techniques and creative AI elements. 

The work contains autobiographical components, interwoven with the free interpretation of AI. 

 

Poems by Teona Gogichaishvili 

Photos & Videos by Teona Gogichaishvili & AI

Sound & Editing by Shio Gogichaishvili

 

This project will be shown from April 24 to May 5 in Frankfurt as part of the exhibition IDENTITIES together with artists Ketevan Gvinepadze and Lara Micheli, as part of the RAY Plus program / RAY the Triennial of Photography.

Curated by Jacqueline Jakobi Millán

 


In the Garden of the Goddesses

2024 

 

Large honeydew melons with small, dark red clusters in the center,

small apples, pink-red, tender,

dark hills with round plates and fields of rippling black cotton in the middle,

tall trees with immaculate branches,

star scales on the rocks,

hanging vines, following the force of gravity,

crumpled silk, 

withered blossoms that soon greet the hereafter,

white lilies with pink tongues, slumbering hidden in the crevice,

ymall buds just before spring,

ripe peaches in the summer garden,

and the southern sun, warming, greeting...

Yesterday I was in the garden of the goddesses, I saw it all with my eyes.

 

Monday, ladies' day in the sauna.

 


You do not exist!

2024

 

You do not exist! 

Only his family, even though he thinks about you all the time,

although he constantly feels a longing for you,

although sometimes he would give a lot to be with you, 

to lie with you, to sleep with you, to simply touch you...

 

You don't exist!

Only his wife, of whom he is more afraid than in love,

even though he thinks about you when he sleeps with her,

even though he doesn't really want to sleep with her anymore...

 

You don't exist!

Because he's afraid you'll take up too much space in his life.

He'd rather look the other way, rather nip his feelings in the bud,

rather keep quiet than say: 

I love you!

 


The wrong Man brings the Flowers

2024

 

I have several men: friends, admirers, lovers.

Some are always there for me, they share my joys and sorrows. 

Others spoil me, invite me out, are generous to me,

they help me when I need help.

 

The special ones are responsible for the tenderness,

they give me pleasure and share their bodies with me.

 

Only the flowers are often brought by the wrong man,

who is neither my friend, nor admirer, nor lover.

Perhaps a suitor disguised as a friend,

who carries the hope of one day becoming my lover after all, or even more...

 

Even the most beautiful flowers won't save you, it makes me even sadder

and more focused on my unfulfilled longings for the other,

for that special someone who loves me but who eludes me,

who I still find difficult to get away from...

 

Yes, until now, it's still like that:

The flowers are often brought by the wrong man!

 


In other Waters

2024

 

What would be left to say is wait? How long? How much longer? Why? 

Is our time always so limited? 

It's such a shame when fear overshadows the sun!

 

In my experience, some encounters in life are unique...

You can't assume that something special will happen again, or that something that is there now will come back later.

 

What did Ingrid Bergmann once say? "I don't regret anything I've done, only what I haven't done."

But everyone does what they can. So if you can't help it, then that's the way it is!

 

I prefer to swim in the other waters, where my longing is satisfied, where I am a fish in the water and not a beached whale, slowly vegetating, crushed by its own weight...

 

At least it's better than always waiting... Waiting for you, for things to change, for things to turn out differently.

I am a fish in different waters...

 


My Friend of Pleasure

2024

 

My friend of pleasure is just one piece.

He has neither hands nor feet, but he loves me unconditionally and he really cares about my pleasure.

 

I'm sure whoever invented my friend of pleasure will go to heaven!

HAPPY END…

 


The Objection

2024

It is a visualized poem in the form of a video animation created with the help of various AI tools

Here is my poem on which this video is based in full form: 

 

My lover belongs to someone else... 

Well, what to do? 

Don't you have the right to love someone who is with someone else?

Even married…

 

My lover belongs to someone else...

What can I do? 

Do you have to suppress all feelings for him because he is with someone else?

Even married… 

 

My lover belongs to someone else ... 

What can I do? 

I don't want to stop desiring him just because he's with someone else, even married… 

 

After all, his wife must have had many wonderful years with him…

 

Does that mean you belong to each other for the rest of your lives? Who says that?

The god? And if so, what about me?

I don't agree with that!


Exoticus Animalia

2023

My video project is about being foreign - an eternal foreigner phenomenon. No matter how long I live here in Germany, will I always remain an "exotic animal"?

A self-portrait of myself served as the source material for this video. I edited it in a program called Videoleap using various AI tools. In addition to my picture, I entered various terms from my text "Exoticus Animalia" in the AI video editing program, whereby AI generated the "matching" pictures and videos. It's my first narrative video project of this kind. 

 


Le Prince Sentimental - Today After A Year

2023

My new video essay is about a love story one year ago, a retrospective told in a video essay, partly using the details from the photo books: COLORJOY by Vojta Sláma (2013) and VELVET GENERATION (2019).


Homage to BOHÈME SAUVAGE Colonia

2022

Before we go to the famous party series "Bohème Sauvage", this time in Colonia, we are with our stylist Gülay Toprak in her "Mythos-Harre & Make-Up-Studio" in Cologne and make ourselves beautiful... Thereby the wonderful piece of music of "Gramophoniacs" is playing: Bei Mir Bist Du Sheen....

"Bohème Sauvage is a lavish celebration honoring the heroes of bygone fashionable days. Inspired by the French Belle Époque, Berlin's Roaring Twenties and America's Swingin' Thirties, this era is celebrated to perfection..."


Pepperoni with honey

2022

A video work about my first love, about my youth in West Georgia marked by the scent of oranges and fairy tales of the Thousand and One Nights...


Sinngedichte  - Homage to the Pre-Raphaelites

2021

"A painting means to me a beautiful romantic dream of something that has never was, never will be - in a better light than it has ever seemed - in a land that no one can name or remember, and can only wish for." Edward Coley Burne - Jones (1833 - 1898. The British painter and leading Representative of the Pre-Raphaelites).

 

This work is a tribute to the Pre-Raphaelites. Especially the light-flooded, dreamlike depiction of nature and the ambiguous symbolism of the imagery, which is almost too beautiful to be true, this particular state of suspension between the real and the dream world has inspired me.

 

The images were digitally photographed, printed with a "defective" printer on the pages of the book of poems by Ludwig Uhland, from 1911, printed out and then analog, using the Encaustic, processed. This series consists exclusively of unique pieces.

The idea was to create something that eludes today's flood of images, something that defines the age of photography differently - a poetic contradiction, in fact.


This work was recently shown as part of Kunstmeile Rodenkirchen in OKKS/Cologne


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

https://galeriekoppelmann.com


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 was recently 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

Preliminary work

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 eight 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

Photo by Luka Gogichaishvili, NYC 2023