Join us at Black Iris, Tuesday Nov. 24 for Last Night’s Dream, an evening of experimental film celebrating the artistic output of The Republic of Georgia’s, Nanuka Tchitchoua. The screening will be followed by an evening of music and celebration, with DJ Rattan (Bio Ritmo) spinning rare Georgian, Turkish and Greek LPs from the 60s and 70s in the Tiny Bar.
– Movement Cloisonne
– Well Tempered Lebanon
– In the Presence of the Absence
– Impressions from Rustaveli
8pm door for film screening
Nanuka (Nana) Tchitchoua was born in 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She emigrated to USA with her family in 1992 and continued her art and film education at the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Art and MFA in Experimental Animation. She is an artist working in media from painting and collage to sculpture and film, all of which draw profoundly on her deeply Georgian soul. It has been her focus and a mission to bring a contemporary perspective on Georgian traditions that have survived cultural transition and upheaval for centuries. Her work is a fusion of ancient archetypes, ethnographic treasures and various cultural icons. In navigating the tenuous path of her dual cultural identity she asserts the transformative possibilities of finding beauty amid ruins, making something out of nothing – a cross-referencing of images that are fiercely nostalgic for a heroic and romantic dream world.
Since 2002, Tchitchoua has been working as the liaison of the Tula Tea Room at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Borzoi Cabinet Theatre. Tchitchoua returns to Georgia regularly where she is an artist/curator of the American Pavilion of the FestiNova (International Contemporary Art Festival)