PĀN-TOH SUPRA 2017-18
Andro Semeiko and Yu-Chen Wang
Part of Beyond Happy End at Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia 2017
Part of Tbilisi Triennial, CCA-T, Georgia 2018
Andro Semeiko as Tamada (toastmaster)
Drawing upon Andro Semeiko and Yu-Chen Wang’s collective experience and cultural backgrounds, the artists will transform fascinating crossovers between Georgia and Taiwan into new work presented at the Wine Factory and the formal CCA-T space. The artists will undertake field research to Andro's native Guria to explore the history of tea industry in Georgia as a starting point for rethinking the relationship between land and identity. Inspired by Georgian supra and Taiwanese roadside banquet they will create a live event of social gathering that will involve food sharing, tea ceremony, music, singing and the art of toasting, with the participation of Tbilisi-based cultural practitioners as well as the general public.