*22nd Oct* (MTVS) Broadcasting World Citizenship by Lado Darakhvelidze

Posted on October 18, 2011

Project Goleb Presents

(MTVS) Broadcasting World Citizenship:

A collaborative performance between Cornell University, Telluride House, & Goleb.

by Lado Darakhvelidze

Saturday 22nd October

Doors: 20h30

Goleb is pleased to announce the performance (MTVS) Broadcasting World Citizenship by Lado Darakhvelidze. The performance (which will be the first in a series of ‘connections’ in the build up to his residency and performance at Goleb in February 2012) will take place within a TV-set-up, complete with dancers and a house band.

Connecting via Skype, Darakhvelidze will explore the notion of Citizenship by establishing a cross-cultural dialogue with Cornell University and Telluride House; a residential community committed to supporting democratic ideals of governance.

The dual performance will include a variety of presentations from New York and Amsterdam. Included in the line up is a performance by Nadia Tsulukidze (GR/NL) and Ntando Cele (SA/NL) inspired from the South African Toyi Toyi: a dance that was frequently used during political protests in South Africa. Together they will investigate the principles and elements of the dance that are used to transform a crowd into a community.

Amsterdam Broadcast:

This Just In! (House-Band) featuring: Jessica Dill (United States), Kevin Schuit (Aruba), Kristina Mirova (Bulgaria), Maia Lyon-Daw (Scotland/The Netherlands), Stefan Wharton (England), Yutaka Hoshino (Japan) + special guests.

Nadia Tsulukidze (Georgia) www.nadiatsulukidze.blogspot.com

Ntando Cele (South Africa) http://www.ntandocl.blogspot.com

Eugen Georg (Romania/Germany) http://eugengeorg.blogspot.com

Kung Fu Junkie (Georgia) comprising of Tazo liparteliani, Zura jishkariani, Temo Ezugbaia, Amiko Ninua otherwise known as Grinch, Next, Vinda, Mc CutKill. http://www.myspace.com/shaolindance  

New York Broadcast:

Cornell University:

International Bureau of Born Again Humanists (BAH)

Multimedia performance entitled: What it means to be a WORLD CITIZEN

Telluride House:

Chris Levesque (United States)

Esther Fernandes (Spain)

Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia)

Michelle Kizer  (United States)



Using painting, sculpture, and installations, Georgian artist Lado Darakhvelidze traces power relations rooted in different hierarchical structures, such as within media, political or economic systems. A key idea in the work of Darakhvelidze is the notion of the Citizen-Journalist, who represents the views of the wider public. It can be seen as a reinstatement of citizenship and a form of direct democracy, serving as a barometer about social and political interests, tendencies, and prejudices.

His on-going project Museum TV Station (MTVS) refers to activities in which the artwork or curatorial event evoke actual and engaged political positions, transforming the museum, gallery, or venue into what Darakhvelidze would call an (Open-Source) Information Station.

Darakhvelidze’s work has been shown on an international level, receiving considerable acclaim for his installation Ideal Media, which appeared at the Feriköy Greek School as part of the 11th Istanbul Biennial.


Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell’s motto, an 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”Since its founding, Cornell has also been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race.


The Telluride Association. Lucien Lucius Nunn founded the Association in 1911 after building the first Telluride House at Cornell University in 1910. The association is a non-profit organization in the United States that provides young people with free educational programs emphasizing intellectual curiosity, democratic self-governance, and social responsibility. Students are invited to apply based on academic criteria, however, anyone can apply without nomination. The Association’s principal programs are summer seminars for high school students, called TASSes and TASPs, and scholarship houses, called Telluride Houses, for college students. These residential programs are offered at no cost to the students, who are encouraged to use the benefit of their education for service to society.


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