This World is Leaving, 1995
The threshold between appearance and reality is Guia Rigvava’s overriding preoccupation. His early works from the early nineties while in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, aimed at the destruction of our instinctive reliance on our visual perception of the world. Thus, the seemingly precise photographic copies joined to the surfaces of objects nevertheless contained some imperceptible distortions of reality. Later, after moving to Moscow, the artist adopted the style of multimedia performances, using television and broadcasting technology (“You are helpless, or, all in all, it does not seem so bad”, 1993). In this project the artist exposed the mechanism by which media creates fiction.