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"Sacrifice - The Static Drama" - ARTISTERIUM 5 - Tbilisi 2012 - Sponsored by Meidan Group -
Installation by GiOrgi Janiashvili & David Janiashvili

Mannequin, wool, wooden and metal construction, tank, hose, glycerine, natural paint, engine, vine switch, reservoir, lighting, speakers, sound, incense.

The installation’s authors are the composer and multimedia artist GiOrgi JANIASHVILI - responsible for the overall concept, visual design and sound installation
Designer and visual artist DAVID JANIASHVILI - responsible for the visual design and the technical construction.

The concept of Static Drama as conceived by Giorgi Janiashvili is intended to involve the viewer (visitor) into the process of thinking about the suggested theme and to immerse him/her in a participatory event within the created space.The space is designed in such a way that almost all the senses - vision, hearing, smell, touch - contribute to the perception. A visual symbolic world as well as the sound installation are purposely created and reflect the dramatic concept behind the installation. The fragrance (the smell of incense is one element that signals the theme of Sacrifice) and the physical contact with organic materials (viewers are requested to leave their shoes outside the installation space and walk on the wool that covers the floor) create additional meaning, as well as the ‘blood’ that falls in drops from the head of the main figure. These effects create a performance space where the artists’ concepts pass through the viewers’ thinking process, permitting a wide range of interpretations.The authors encourage viewers to perceive the act of Sacrifice from various angles: conceptual, historical, temporal, memorial, personal, metaphysical, mystical, all depending on ones own background, knowledge, feeling and attitude to the proposed symbols. Upon entering the space the viewers involuntarily become participants in the installation as they are plunged into the ambience of musical and visual symbols that demonstrate violence through poetic form.

Ketevan Kintsurashvili

Curator's Note:
Scenography is a catalyst for the transformation of space, to endow materiality with a magical and surreal presence, immersing the viewer (audience) into a more corporeal and intuitive understanding of the concept(s) at hand.

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