fbpx Biennale Arte 2022 | Andro Eradze
La Biennale di Venezia

Your are here

Andro Eradze

1993, Georgia


  • TUE - SUN
    23/04 > 25/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 25/09
    11 AM - 8 PM

    TUE - SUN
    27/09 > 27/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
     
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Inspired by Donna Haraway and John Berger’s contemporary theories on interspecies relations, Andro Eradze fills the frames of his works with plants and animals poised to exceed their boundaries. His camera follows scenes on the cusp of something undefined: a smouldering campfire, a stormy forest of wind-whipped trees, a flooding football pitch. Accompanied by haunting, transcendent soundtracks, his films feel like a compilation of the transitional moments of a feature film, leaving the viewer with a sense of expansive anticipation. Eradze’s new video installation for The Milk of Dreams, titled Raised in the dust (2022), stems from the conclusion of classical Georgian poet Vazha-Pshavela’s The Snake Eater (1901). The poem’s protagonist has a supernatural talent for understanding the language of nature; he must decide between his connection to nature and his social responsibilities, ultimately bowing to the latter. Eradze’s film takes place in a forest. Taxidermized animals appear one by one, disturbed by an uproar of New Year’s Eve fireworks. Critical of the human carnival that is disruptive, toxic, and fatal for wildlife, Eradze’s film repositions fireworks as an entry point onto the dark and mythological side of the forest, a world of plants, animals, and phantoms.

Melanie Kress

 

Andro Eradze is one of the four recipients of the grant for the inaugural edition of Biennale College Arte, launched in 2021. Participation out of competition.

Image

Andro Eradze, Nightvision, limited access (still), 2021, HD video, 2 mins 53 sec.
Courtesy the Artist

Production credits

Film by: Andro Eradze
Director of Photography: Tato Kotetishvili
1ND Assistant Camera: Gigi Butkhuzi
2ND Assistant Camera: Bacho Iakobidze
1ND A.D.: Teimuraz Eristavi
Production Manager: Nino Chkikvishvili
Color grading: Nodar Nozadze
Sound Design: Nika Paniashvili
Gaffer: Archil Samkharadze
Grip: Bajani Laliashvili, Bidzina Chkhaidze, Mikheil Saganelidze
Special Effects: Giorgi Shvelashvili, Giorgi Tagauri, Soso Gvasalia
Production Assistant: Gogita Guluashvili, Lasha Guluashvili
Drivers: Kakha Gugushvili, Lasha Kiladze, Giorgi Janelidze, Giorgi Zakaidze
Special thanks to: Oto Chapidze, Masho Bukhrashvili, Nathalia Basilaia, Andria Basilaia, Goga Devdariani, Mevlud Robakidze, Rustavi City Hall.
Artwork conceived and produced thanks to the program Biennale College Arte 2021-2022 La Biennale di Venezia


Share this page on

Biennale Arte
Biennale Arte