This project is inspired by Tusheti, a remote and mystical place in the mountains of Georgia, where magical parallel worlds feel within reach. The region’s rich mythology assures us that the mountains are home to many magical creatures The creature we find in these landscapes represents life behind the veil. In places like Tusheti, where the veil between worlds is thin, a sensitive human can feel the presence and see through.
Video and photography by Dato Kordze.
Sound and performance by Conor O’Hanlon.
project developed at MAD Museum NY
“At MAD, Bekaia will work on an ongoing project entitled “Finding Paradise,” which explores mysteries of numerology and codes in language, such as South Caucasian Georgian. He will create, or reinvent, a sculptural costume inspired by tribal, sacred, ritualistic costumes of Caucasus. It will be presented as sculpture as well as performance and video.”