europalia georgia

‘Meggy Rustamova Adeishvili’

5 Oct.'23 →
14 Jan.'24

Deda Ena

Meggy Rustamova Adeishvili presents the film installation Deda Ena, in which she explores the entangled relations between individual and collective memories and histories. Reflecting upon notions of displacement and belonging, the film takes as a starting point the forced deportations of ethnic minorities, including the Assyrians who had settled in Georgia after the Sayfo that were carried out during the Soviet regime. By dissecting the past, Rustamova Adeishvili questions current and potential future migrations. Guided by the Georgian language that Rustamova Adeishvili spoke as a child but has since forgotten, Deda Ena – which translates as "mother tongue" – brings a polyphonous narrative exploring how personal and shared trauma is transmitted and leaves its mark across generations.


Curator: Julie Verheye

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BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS