Filmmuseum Potsdam, Marstall / Breite Str. 1A, 14467 Potsdam.
Filmprojekt und audiovisuelle Installation
Politik, Kultur, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Internet und andere Aspekte über den Süd-Kaukasus // Politic, Culture, History, Economy, Internet And Other Aspects About South-Caucasus // Re-Blogged & Posted By Ralph Hälbig
Irina Gabiani was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1971.After studying at the Academy in Tbilisi, Irina moved to Amsterdam where she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (“Free direction” and “Contemporary jewellery”). Irina has lived and worked in Luxembourg since 1998.
The Universe in its holistic essence is the focus of the research of the artist according to whom we all belong to a unique system, to a “big organism” imagined as a kind of complex, interrelated chain, of which we, and everything around us, are a part.
Trying to see beyond what we can perceive with our eyes, going beyond the vision of the world as we use to know, the artist researches the innumerable similarities between the infinitely big and the infinitely small within matter. The two “worlds” look as though they mirror one another. The more we know matter and understand its complexity which escapes us at a simple glance, the more the infinitely small leads us to the universe. For this reason, especially in her recent works, images of the micro and macro universes appear one next to the other and, sometimes, the images from the micro exceed the dimension of those from the macro. Discovering infinite worlds within our every-day surroundings leads the artist to believe that there are other parallel realities in time and space.
In her works, Irina uses drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, often in porcelain or ceramics.
Web site: irina-gabiani.livejournal.com
Paul Rimple descriped Shalva Natelashvili as "a drunk, every country needs a blabber-mouthing populist. [...] Although Natelashvili received a generous ovation, the show stealer was Utsnobi, who entered the stadium on the shoulders of his disciples. After his teary-eyed victory lap, the rock and roll political activist ran out to the giant Georgian flag on the middle of the pitch, prostrated himself and kissed it, to the cheers of the crowd.
In 2001, Speaker of Parliament, Zurab Zhvania told a group of university students that when he and his friends dared think of the future in the 1980s, the equation was black and white. "We always deeply believed that as soon as communism ends, as soon as we are separated from Moscow, Georgia will automatically become a country like Switzerland or Belgium," he stated.
The late Rose Revolutionary said that such a concept was an illusion that cost thecountry a lot. It is an illusion that continues today as the opposition sends the same message to thousands of dissatisfied people. Vote for us and everything will be OK before the next wine harvest.