Sophio Medoidze and

Thursday 20 May, 6-9pm

Artists’ film and video from Georgia

This programme surveys recent video work from Georgia, examining practices that have emerged since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Artists and filmmakers include Koka Ramishvili, Mamuka Japharidze, Maya Sumbadze, Sophio Medoidze, Tolia Astali/ Heike Gallmeier, Alexander Kviria. Curated by Sophio Medoidze in conjunction with, this programme was part of Paradjanov film season at Arnolfini in Bristol.

‘I have my doubts about such initiatives in which artists are grouped together by their nationality. I did not want the show to be overly concerned with the specificities of the socio-political situation in Georgia - I will leave that to the journalists. What I was interested in was how (and if) the images and sounds could communicate these ideas even though the subjects range from Modern architecture to a children’s television programme in Soviet Georgia.’
Sophio Medoidze

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