Frequently asked questions is a encyclopedia of words written off and on the page
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions is a platform of words where new texts are created around chosen topic and presented on and off the page
Frequently Asked Questions – the platform of words that involves all kinds of text-related formats – was conceived with one sole purpose - to create a space for analysis, thoughts and reflections and to unite people from various walks of life to prompt fresh discussions about frozen topics that need to be readdressed and reexamined; to stimulate understanding of half-way abandoned questions that have great importance for further growth and development; to search for new ideas and to raise new kinds of questions about certain themes.
2019: frequently asked questions: time
This platform of words takes start in the village of Garikula, Georgia, in the framework of FESTINOVA - 11th annual festival of contemporary art. This year FESTINOVA will give space to literature and words. The topic of our first, innaugural gathering is time: We chose certain period of time - years of 1989-2019 – to ponder about, to dig deep, to examine and to research. We’d like to dive into the events and archival stories that have occurred during last 30 years and that have somehow shaped the present tense; stories that are covered with dust, thoroughly forgotten, never analyzed and researched, yet they are the ones that have still determined everything afterwards. That’s why, we say that Frequently Asked Questions chronicles the time. It constitutes the searching process of new meanings to decisive events and words. Each participant during the residency period chooses one particular year and in various forms, with different word combinations constructs her or his personal narrative about the chosen period of time. The main instrument and weapon of the Frequently Asked Questions is word. Rewinding time, recollecting forgotten news and telling newly emerged stories from the past can become the answers to the still open questions.
Irakli Khvadagiani, Shalva Bakuradze, Gabriela Langhof, Erekle Deisadze, Zaza Koshkadze, Anna Iluridze, Alex Chighvinadze, Guram Tsibakhashvili, Irma Tavelidze, Shota Iatashvili, Zaza Koshkadze, Mikheil Nergadze, Tato Changelia, Tamta Melashvili, Levan Shatberashvili, Giorgi Mukhadze, Tamar Shukakidze, Anna Dziapshipa, Nino Lomadze, Tamar Babuadze, Zura Jishkariani, Raihan Demetriye, Sandro Naveriani, Iva Pezuashvili, Davit Chikhladze, Nino Bekishvili, Elene Pasuri, Davit Gabunia, Gigi Guledani.
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The residency will be held in Art Villa Garikula in July. Writers, journalists, artists and people with other professions will work on the selected topics individually.
In the black paper binder, there are years of 1989-2019 reduced to one sentence or, sometimes, one word.
Words collected here are our collective biography. Words found in press or television, spoken or written in different times, by different people, became years’ titles.
It was quite difficult to tell the history in one word or sentence. Difficult and even impossible.
So what are those words printed on papers?
Subjective history? Biography? Lost diary or dated calendar? Encyclopaedia with lost meanings?
This is what remains. This is what is left. Several words - memory buttons.
While pushing those word buttons we recall well remembered or forgotten stories.
These words are puzzles. Answers for the puzzle is history that has yet to be written.
ExhibitionWords and sentences describing each year are written on the floor - off the page.
Mariam Natroshvili and Detu Jincharadze, Sandro Naveriani, Nino Kiknadze.
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Frequently asked questions is generously supported by Adjara Group and Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia. Partner of the project is Publishing House Indigo.