Red Messiah

A Georgian monk Ioane Zosime in his 10th-century poem "predicted", that on the second coming of the Messiah he will judge the world in the Georgian language. It has become the fortune-telling of some part of the Georgian nation facing Josef Stalin’s Soviet regime. The interlacement of political power and religion in the stories being told in this crossroads between Asia and Europe is the reason why by now Georgian Orthodox Church and Stalinism still get along with each other very well. 

The artwork “Red Messiah” investigates this phenomenon and construct a storytelling situation based on chance, various object and events from Georgia.

The art piece is trying to kill the "father of the nation" - Stalin. But there is one of the most possible ways that the artist becomes the "father (Messiah)" then.

2013
video performance/installation

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