Protest. A performance by Bouillon Group

Protest. A performance by Bouillon GroupProtest. A performance by Bouillon Group


Protest is the second performance in Bouillon Group’s Social Aerobics trilogy. The first, (Religious) Aerobics, was presented at the Georgian Pavilion (Kamikaze Loggia) at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

Protest is a collaboration between artists and volunteers. It rethinks forms of protest, changes the dramaturgy, and gives viewers the opportunity to reflect on protest as a theme. The performance was first presented in Minsk in 2016 together with local inhabitants. It was the presented in Georgia at apexart’s exhibition Illegal Kosmonavtika, with some changes to the movements. The form of this performance depends on the experience of protest in particular countries and on the people taking part.

During the conference Bouillon Group will be perform their Social Aerobics trilogy: (Religious) Aerobics, Protest, and Strategies for Weightlifters


Bouillon Group was founded in Tbilisi in 2008 by Natalia Vatsadze, Teimuraz Kartlelishvili, Vladimir Khartishvili, Konstantin Kitiashvili, Ekaterina Ketsbaia, and Zurab Kikvadze. The group’s work references the multilayered nature of Georgian culture and analyzes the reality of life in post-Soviet Georgia, with most of their performances taking place in public. Bouillon Group focuses on transcending the boundaries between life and art, between the artistic and public spheres. “By drawing  on regional traditions in its performances, the collective transfers these rituals into new supra-regional  contexts, thereby opening up new historical and social levels of meaning” (Christin Müller).


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