2 x Premiere or a train journey from Ghana to Georgia
VIDEO PEACE TRAFFIC – Festival of Moving Images
03.07.2021 – 11.07.2021
CCA – Center of Contemporary Art, D.Abashidze Street 10, Tbilisi, Georgia
Curators Alexis Soselia / Georgian Video Art Archive
With Martin Toloko, Marlene G. Prinz, Amudzi Mawuenya, Johannes C. Gerard / Camera: Sammy
“train journey” was created in Kumasi, Ghana, during my stay at pIAR in February 2021
It is the world premiere of “train journey” and another premiere because for the first time that a work of mine will be shown in Georgia.
About the work
A simple video work about maybe a bit hackneyed message. About a group of people with different culture backgrounds are waiting for the train. The train arrives and they start their journey. However during the journey the train encounters an obstacle. The rail is broken. All the passengers and the machinist leave the train looking at the rail and try to repair it. Finally they succeed in fixing the rail and the train can continue it’s journey. At the beginning they do not know each other, but through a problem they begin all work together, regardless of their culture background, status, colour or gender.
With the kind support of :
pIAR , perfocraze international artist residence, Kumasi, Ghana
Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands.