Date 23 Jul, 2018
Project Type Direct

A Yellow Bus

On May 17 (the International Day Against Homophobia), 2013, approximately 20.000 people from religious community lead by Christian-Orthodox priests confronted 40 people of peaceful LGBT manifestation. The demonstrators tried to retreat into the yellow buses, which the aggressors attacked.
The 15-Channel-Installation examines and reconstructs the events in space and time, recorded from 15 camera perspectives by journalists, agents of violence and those threatened.

The 15-Channel-Installation | 15 Pedestals
Color | 16:9 | Sound | In Loop

June 8th | 19:00 – 3-12 Nato Vachnadze St, Tbilisi
Exhibition on Vachadze Street:
June 8th | 12:00-22:00

Opening at Fabrika, Project Space:
June 9th | 19:00 – 8 Egnate Ninoshvili St, Tbilisi
Exhibition at Fabrika, Project Space:
June 9-10th | 11:00-24:00

Artist Talk between Soso Dumbadze and Giorgi Maisuradze (Ilia State University):
June 10th | 19:00 – Fabrika, 8 Egnate Ninoshvili St, Tbilisi

Event is supported by:
- Equality Movement / თანასწორობის მოძრაობა
- Women's Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG)

Author Biography:
Soso Dumbadze, is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany and Tbilisi, Georgia.
Soso Dumbadze studied film and Media Arts at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, graduating in 2011. Besides his film works Soso Dumbadze produces film- and video installations for museum and gallery spaces. Amongst others at Art Cologne, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin. His video installation “Parallels on a War” was purchased for the Cologne Collection by the curator Barbara Engelbach from “Ludwig Museum”. An magazine “Frieze” wrote an article about Soso’s video installation “A Yellow Bus” (2017). His is current film “Sunny Night” (2017), realized in collaboration with German documentary filmmaker Lea Hartlaub, premiered at the Dok-Leipzig film festival. In 2006, he founded “Sa.Ga”, a Publishing company in Georgia (»Sazogadoebrivi Gamomzemloba«, short for »Publishing for Society«). Up to now Soso has published 15 books including essays of following authors: Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Abbas Kiarostami, Sergej Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, from Contemporary Art – Harun Farocki, Chris Marker and others.