Huile sur toile
Mail-Art 2011; Occurrence
Old photos that were collected from albums of diﬀerent people, or had been found in the abandoned houses, were sent to accidentally chosen addresses all around of Tbilisi, during three month. Letters were anonymous.
project intended to invade in citizens’ everyday life, to provoke interest in something else besides their daily problems, to make an inquiry and to make them think in another field of life.
Project was finished when Georgian post refused to send anonymous letters.
travail du Bac
Description: Overlap. printing on banner, photos 200 x 220 cm, nail polish interactive action, 2011
Childhood photos of me and my brothers were taken during one of the hardest periods for my country. Those were years after civil war (1991-1993) and currencies depreciation (in 1994). I remember those years (1990-1997) as a total misery and hunger everywhere.
visitors were asked to take nail polish and overlap the photos. As an author I didn’t participate in this process. I chose nail polish as an overlapping material, because of it’s function to make something look diﬀerent from what it is. To make something beautiful and colorful on the surface Overlap lasted for two weeks and everyone could participate in it.