Endlessly surreal, these videos from Kunsthalle Tbilisi look at the natural world without us in it

Endlessly surreal, these videos from Kunsthalle Tbilisi look at the natural world without us in it

28 April 2020

Georgian art space Kunsthalle Tbilisi is looking at the world on lockdown with a collection of videos reflecting on the natural world without humanity.

All Hands Bury the Dead alternates footage of a peaceful evening and the buzz of cicadas against a smouldering bonfire. Commissioned by Kunsthalle Tbilisi and made by Georgian artist Andro Eradze, the clip is a tribute to the all-encompassing peace of green spaces: a nature which is fully accessible even if you’re trapped in your apartment.

The exhibit’s second video meanwhile, New Acid, is a mind bending video work portraying zoo animals in a chatroom. Made by Egyptian, Basel-based artist Basim Magdy, the work includes seals commenting on bitcoins, zebras complaining about cynicism, and political goats who argue: “we are the only true existence. We are the cause.”

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