Eliza Mamardashvili is a Ukrainian interdisciplinary artist of Georgian origin. She was born in Zaporizhzhia and lived and worked in Kharkiv for 11 years. After the full-scale invasion of Russia, she is in Lviv. Eliza will present a performance that interprets the theme of memory as an oscillation between presence and absence. Remembering and forgetting.
10/12 18:00 | St. Mekhanichna 5, Lviv
Free entry upon registration:
“The story that happened to me in Georgia formed the basis of my thoughts on forgetting and oblivion.
My aunt Zhuzhuna had 10 cows. One day, one of them – Lamazi is beautiful (beautiful), she was pregnant – disappeared. For three days we searched for the lost cow. Every evening we got into the car and searched all over Miskheti.
This is the mysticism that was formed in the search, revealed for me the wound of all that was lost.
My wound of everything forgotten.
The bell that Lamaza wore around her neck as a marker of presence and existence did not help her find herself.
She forgot the actions she did every day, she forgot where she came from.
Something prevented her from remembering her house, her walls.
She messed up her house. Before entering, she forgot, and made a mistake.
The objects among which we live, with which we encounter, are our guides, prompting us to specific actions. These actions, sometimes automated and routine, direct our ideas, reasoning, and exist thanks to the ability to remember and recall. Actions depend on objects that have the properties of appearing and disappearing.
It’s about the place of memories and their oscillation between the visible and the invisible.”
The event takes place within the framework of the integration program “Navigation.” We are grateful for the support of the ZMIN Foundation, the Stabilization Fund for Culture and Education of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, and the Goethe-Institut.