Lecture-Performance | Big Bang Backwards (2018, Nadia Tsulukidze)

Lecture performance by Nadia Tsulukidze, 2018, 50′, in English

Within the frame of the project “wildes wiederholen”, Nadia Tsulukidze has embarked on the tracks of dissident actress, directress and author Freya Klier. “Big Bang Backwards“ originated, a lecture performance that combines documental testimonials of oppositionist Klier coming from the archive of GDR opposition, with fictive letters and personal experience of the artist herself. Tsulukidze attentively flips through an album, comments on sketches, photographs, handwritten notes. Formally, it is a journal that in its actual shape is laid out as an internal monologue connecting author and addressee. Here, the journal as artistic practice becomes an intersubjective space of reflection: the existence of an usually non-present audience opens up new perspectives on the (archive) material. Simultaneously, the multifaceted overlay creates a political resonance chamber where narrative structures of a documentary frame are questioned, and further also the interpretation of material and the indivdual’s role in it. Without ever coming into actual contact with Klier or having ever seen a picture of her, the idea of her as a counterpart develops into a reality and gives way to a distinct narrative practice.

Nadia Tsulukidze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1976. She grew up there, studied violin and subsequently, eurythmy in Stuttgart. Upon her return to Georgia, she founded Khinkali Juice in 2005, a multimedia performance collective that realized various productions internationally. Tsulukidze finished her master programme at DasArts in Amsterdam in 2010 and lives in Berlin by now.

18 April, 7 pm – Schaubühne Lindenfels – Free entrance