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Fomasas by Thea Djordjadze

Fomasas by Thea Djordjadze

Texte zur Kunst

Photographic Print


Edition Size: 100 + 20 A.P.

Image Size: 26 x 20 cm

Sheet Size: 26 x 20 cm

Reference: Texte zur Kunst #101 March 2016


Condition: Pristine

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In a work that recalls the photograms of Moholy-Nagy, artist Thea Djordjadze has composed this Texte zur Kunst edition from materials gathered from her immediate surroundings (a box, a cup, a lens, a spare fotomat photo), which, having been lain on a scanner bed and recorded, appear here distilled, a selected random moment in the process of their everyday use. What is captured by the machine is something not accessible to bare sight: a topography of surfaces turned alien as light passes through the eyeglass to reflect/register the portrait, before disappearing into the surrounding voids. It is the screen’s gaze we see here, the vantage of the contemporary kino-eye. This work, “Fomasas,” follows a logical process that was clearly apparent in the Berlin-based artist’s installation at MIT List Center this winter and can likewise be seen in the project for her exhibition at MoMA PS1 this spring. A student of Rosemarie Trockel, with whom she collaborated on the interior design for the art-film venue Image Movement in Berlin, Djordjadze produces work that operates not unlike structuralist film: less images or sculptures than stop-motion frames, impressions reflecting the conditions of creation, available means, political circumstances, and the forces of chance.


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Thea Djordjadze

Thea Djordjadze (Georgian: თეა ჯორჯაძე; born 1971 in Tbilisi, Georgia) is a contemporary artist based in Berlin, Germany. She is best known for sculpture and installation art, but also works in a variety of other media (drawing, painting, printing, performance, video, music).

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