Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze
Experiment opens up a discussion about how current forms of technology have been facilitating methodologies of massive privatisation specifically since 1989. The starting point for the Experiment are two simultaneous events from the past – the early times of computation attempt in the Soviet Union and the experiment of introducing limited forms of ownership in order to boost the economy. The Experiment is presented in a form of a talk alongside three previous projects - It's Just a Single Swing of a Shovel (2015), The Invisible Hand of My Father (2019) and Mission Accomplished: Balenciege (co-authored with Miloš Trakilović and Hita Steyerl, 2020), that explore the conditions of capitalist production, the mechanisms of commodification and the role of digital technologies in this context.
Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (b. 1983 in Kutaisi, Georgia), graduated in 2007 from Tbilisi state academy of arts. In 2016 he received his Meisterschule degree at Professor Hito Steyerl’s new media class at UDK Berlin. Gagos’s works has been shown internationally in various exhibitions such as Lulea, Luleå Biennial 2020 / Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien / Graz, steirischer herbst ‘19 / Stockholm, Konsthall Mint ABF / Berlin, n.b.k./ Recently he lives and works in Berlin. In his works, Gagoshidze considers issues such as the moving image, the political background of its production and distribution, and its socio-political significance.