EXAMINING SPACE IN BETWEEN MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL REALMS.
CGI, painter, film, performer, poetry
Traditional art practices often bring along high costs for equipment and materials. Digital art, however, is more cost-effective and convenient – and, you can create characters and worlds that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. That is according to Georgian multimedia artist Ana Gzirishvili, who experiments with film, music, poetry, paintings, installations, as well as CGI. While frequently moving between Tbilisi and Berlin, Ana discovered the limitless benefits of the digital medium, and started making her own CGI characters. She has even created her own digital chimera, ‘Bay’, that represents an alter ego of hers. Ana uses Bay in her art as a way of exploring the conflicting themes associated with new media, alongside other things.
We talked with Ana to hear more about the possibilities of creating art in the digital sphere, her chimera “Bay”, and her motivations to combine it with the real world.