Venice - National Participation

Georgia

Arsenale, Sale d’Armi

09 May 201522 Nov 2015

Crawling Border is an interactive project which takes the form of a systemic chain of different chambers. “Borders” are a system of geographical dismemberment and an instrument for governing consciousness, which rapidly evolves and changes social mindsets. Part of humanity has managed to destroy the barriers which borders present, thus enabling trust, friendship and humanity to spread far and wide; but a different world exists in which hostility, distrust, racial and religious intolerance and aggressive separatism are still celebrated and where new borders or other barriers emerge and slowly crawl forward, ever expanding. Imposing differences between human beings causes conflict and alienation, and overcoming these barriers becomes dangerous and affronts human dignity. People must break through the barriers of our consciousness and create a world without borders…
Georgia is a country of crawling borders, and this is the starting point of the project.

Zone #1
Customs — Visitors must take their shoes off and place them in a plastic bag. Visitor passing through this black zone is shading and blocking light from photo of Georgia’s crawling borders with his own body as a sign of lost territories.

Zone#2
Mirror Installation —A chamber with mirror screens and a mirror floor, in which a person sees his reflection with different silhouettes.

Zone#3
The Infromation Hole—A black corridor in which interactive videos and audio effects raise people’s awareness of the events that have imposed borders upon human consciousness. After overcoming fear and emotional stress, the visitor proceeds to the Kunstkamera.

Zone#4
Kunstkamera – Space in which barefoot visitors feel themselves walk on sand. This room is full of vessels containing extinct organisms, stories about people leaving next to the newly appeared border, life objects and embryos as symbols of our past, future and present.

Zone#5
The Hole—A transitional corridor with crashing sounds.

Zone#6
The Final Point—The final and ironic ending point: a chamber with video art, in which people can watch milestones from their own lives through a toilet seat.

  • The information Hole The information Hole
  • Kunstkamera Kunstkamera

Curators

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale, Sale d’Armi
Type: Opening

Contacts & Details

COMMISSIONER:
Ana Riaboshenko

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER:
George Aptsiauri

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Free

ADDRESS:
Arsenale, Sale d'Armi Venice, 30121 Italy