Thea Djordjadze (*1971) creates sculptures and installations of singular, idiosyncratic poetry. Her works are suffused with multiple art-historical references, while at the same time they respond to the particular conditions of the exhibition setting. The fragile, process-driven character of the Berlin-based, Georgian artist’s practice dissolves the notion of the artwork as a fixed entity. Her sculptures and installations offer viewers a spatial, physical and psychological experience, casting an unanticipated light on particular environments.
Noé Soulier, Thea Djordjadze, Karl Naegelen Angers-Berlin
May 21–May 24, 2022
On a daily basis we observe countless movements: a hand grabbing something or avoiding something, an arm passing something to someone. In our memory these movements are often reduced to their purpose, to the reason for which they were executed, but what is the complexity of their life? With First Memory, Noé Soulier – one of the most innovative choreographers active today, and present at the festival for the first time – builds a choreography that diverts daily movements from their initial function, through eight performers and a powerful and meticulous composition of gestures. For it he collaborates with visual artist Thea Djordjadze: her sculptures seem to recall something functional; they insistently refer to something, but stop just before whatever-it-is becomes recognizable; they open up an incredibly poetic space in which our imagination moves.Link