Commissioner: Magda Guruli
Curators: Vato Urushadze, Khatia Tchokhonelidze, Giorgi Spanderashvili
Exhibitor: Mariam Natroshvili, Detu Jincharadze
Venue: Spazio Punch, Fondamenta S. Biagio 800/O, Giudecca
I Pity the Garden by Tbilisi-based artist duo Mariam Natroshvili and Detu Jincharadze is an immersive large-scale video installation and interactive VR experience that presents nonlinear storytelling of an Anthropocene era garden. The self-generating visual sequence of the video projection is not predefined – the quaked earth has detached from objective reality, it is shaken by human deeds, a puzzle composed of images of real places and fragmented environments. The setting is similar to an abandoned video game where no human is visible. Only traces, irreversible mistakes, and wounds in the earth can be seen. It is a poetic work that employs the technological age’s language of the new surrealism to speak about the end and the beginning.