Uta Bekaia | Sea, Sea, Swallow Me
Exhibition Opening: Februry 9 14:00-19:00
Exhibition Duration: February 9 – March 25, 2022
Address: E.Tatishvili st.9
Window Project presents "Sea, Sea, Swallow Me ", a solo exhibition of Uta Bekaia.
The project is based on the narrative written by the artist during a COVID 19 lockdown. It tells a story where people feel cornered and want the significant change to happen. They will change their path artificially by triggering a fabricated apocalypse with seven explosions. After this, humans mutate and become Super-Humans, fully expanding their consciousness.
The project "Sea, Sea, Swallow Me" responds to the natural and artificial worlds divide. The project will be a projection of one of the possible outcomes of the future. The show will raise existential questions like; Concept of a butterfly effect and possible future outcomes triggered by our actions. The gap between reality and created industrial world is increasing with modern understanding of civilization. The realization that we are small particles of the universe is essential today, a small yet crucial part of one big machine, one organism. We are all interconnected, and each of us has a great deal of role to play in developing future evolution.
The most important part of the project is that the story will be visualized as if the child experienced it. The immersive installation is built with objects that are very tactile and physical and are combined with large scale video projections that encapsulate the spaces entirely. They make the viewers conscious and aware of their physicality and their presence. These visceral experiences become a catalyst to internalize concerns or ideas that, in most cases, seem alienated or distant and makes them more "real."
“As time passes, we feel the change. We feel our body and soul, our essence to its fullest. We can perceive how every single particle is communicating... It all started after the Big Bang.
Before the explosions, we were completely ignorant of our environment. We could not feel anything. We were completely unaware of what we were leaving behind. We didn't understand the impact of the time continuum. Our surrounding was one large cluster of things that infinitely stayed the same, we could not experience the change. All creatures - big and small, felt the coming shift and expressed it differently. We all knew we were going against the natural course, but no one had the strength to change the path. It was as if we succumbed to the impending apocalypse. With sorrow, but hastily we pushed towards the End. We all wanted this melancholy to end. We all wanted to be free from ourselves. The only way forward was self-destruction.
The mighty explosions altered everything... For the first time, we were left with ourselves to understand the meaning of "the present". We experienced transience of our worth in the present, and most importantly, the change, constantly ongoing, alive, fluid, and vital change. It was then, that we felt total balance with the universe. For the first time, we felt real happiness and real fear... Fear of being more significant than we thought we were. The changes started with the blast...
The first explosion destroyed everything. It was a black wave that liberated the desperate and left the regret behind. The second explosion destroyed our desires. The third explosion took away our choice. We left without self-identification, thoughts, and perception. After the fourth explosion, everything started to change. Only then did we begin to realize that we were part of one big organic, living machine, and everything is created of the same matter. The fifth explosion led us to the realization that we have the power to create and alter the perception of reality. We could shape our bodies and souls. The sixth blast showed us that everything we needed to know was available. The eternal source of higher knowledge was here, within. The seventh and last explosion made us realize that we are not alone, that we can be part of the greater Megacosm. I have learned how to change and become a creature in equilibrium with my surroundings and the timeline. I want to show you some of my true and perfect faces.”
Special thanks to:
Cteative Education Studio CES