Garbbha.

Artist from the Earth

Pauline is a young multimedia artist of 27 y.o. She is

Tbilisi based but from St Petersburg, she lives in Georgia since march 2020.

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Her Story

Her thing is to carry reality through her body and other physical phenomena.

She is self-taught, DIY based and she learns mostly by observing. She practices Vipassana (S.N.Goenka) meditation for 6 years already and her art is directly connected with her buddist refuge and practice of the loving-kindness.

For her art is a political action towards deeply ecological world.

She believes that being in contact with our own nature solves so many problems we have. Beauty is healing. Art is a language any human being can understand. So she embodies emptiness and it becomes space for that. She sculpts objects with empty space for people's personal processes. Take pictures by listening, not shooting. Offer her body as a vessel if she does performance or research.

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Garbbha (skt: गर्भ) — inner space, sanctuary, vessel.

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I'm completely felt in love with her Artworks and her Soul, so peacefully.

 

Before...

  • studied psychology at spbu (2012-2015, peak experience and death narrative research, in-depth interview method)

  • practiced in the theatre laboratory “studio 12” (2014-2015, Grotowsky methodology) and in attention/movement/performance laboratories (Alena Surikova, Boris Pavlovich, Berndt Knappe etc), studied Butoh, Odissi

  • worked in horizontal teams (creating philosophical schools and theatre events), lived in/founded egalitarian communities (based on art and joint practice), practiced dragon dreaming methodology, non violent communication, consensus practices, diy etc.

  • worked as a web designer for an educational project, in a tea house serving tea, as a journalist and a photographer in an art magazine


Expositions:

  • studio 12 group performance with the Klim texts, 2015, Petersburg

  • "i am afraid" trio performance at the workshop of Boris Pavlovich, 2016, Moscow

  • clay pt.I, 2020, performance, Petersburg

  • "earthern" exhibition, 2021, Tbilisi

  • clay pt.II, rioni valley performance with Natia Chikvaidze, 2021, Tbilisi

  • RV performance screening at CCA, Tbilisi, Video Peace Traffic / Moving Image Festival 5-6.07.2021

Meet Pauline

ARTWORKS

PERFORMANCE

RIONI VALLEY PERFORMANCE

Pauline Garbbha & Natia Chikvaidze, filmed by sofyasoofya
05.03.2021, Fotografia gallery, Tbilisi

Natia is a local artist, born in Racha (close to Rioni valley). Pauline is from Russia. We are artists from different fields, different countries & backgrounds, but in the attentive space of the performance the Dialog is possible. We are two women and clay is the material which frees the subconscious (mythological) material easily. In this performance we experienced and observed lots of topics connected with death, power, sexuality, violence.

We took the soil from Rioni and just followed it. The canvas is the result of performance. Rioni valley is the place where Georgian governement are building Namakhvani project, which leads to the ecological and social disasters.

Canvas, Rioni soil, 2,7x3 

Made to measure on request

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