LIFT presents Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin Գիշեր | gisher
Move from film to fireside and witness ideas of belonging and conflict.
Գիշեր | gisher, by artist Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin (they/them), is a live work and video performance that touches on ideas of geography, the body, identity, heritage and conflict.
Filmed and mostly written in Armenia, Գիշեր | gisher is a piece of two halves. Starting in the theatre, audiences experience a collage of sound and film. Then, echoing the oral traditions of SWANA (South West Asian, North African) communities, they will move outside to Myddleton Square Garden’s to sit around a fire where the recorded audio responses of eight London-based artists will surround them as Nardin tends to the fire.
It’s a captivating and lyrical work, bravely exploring the impact of geopolitics through poetic movement and visuals. Գիշեր | gisher’s first performance in July 2020 coincided with the re-emergence of the conflict between Armenia and Turkey/Azerbaijan.
LIFT are thrilled to present this UK premiere, which forms a part of their festival LIFT 2022: Unexpected Perspectives. Find the full programme on LIFT’s website
A LIFT Commission. Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Produced by Associazione Culturale VAN, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Centrale Fies Art Work Space. Co-produced by Be My Guest – Network for Emerging Practices. Supported by AtelierSì Bologna, ICA Yerevan, Movin’Up – sostegno alla mobilità degli artisti italiani nel mondo, Spazio Fattoria Milano, DiD Studio Milano.
Header image © Roberta Segatta courtesy of Centrale Fies