Wit[h]nessing is a platform for transdisciplinary artistic research that nurtures cultural, social and environmental ecologies to reinvent new ways of co-existing. With an open collaborative framework, it aims to incorporate perspectives concerned with expanding the concepts of subjectivity, aesthetics and ethics at intersections between art, architecture and design. By acknowledging the affective level of the encounter between subjects, human and nonhuman, the platform aims to question predominant disciplinary narratives and propose unorthodox forms of being in the world. The process of inquiry manifests in multiple forms, such as site-specific interventions, exhibition curation and critical writing, creating liminal spaces that possess a transformative potential.
Initiated in 2023, the platform is led by two practitioners based in-between Tbilisi, Georgia and Gothenburg, Sweden. Tatuli Japoshvili is a researcher, artist and writer in art criticism. Her research interests include aesthetics, the complex behaviour of images and the notion of the feminine. She holds an MA in Visual Culture from Lund University, Sweden. Giga Tsikarishvili is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and architect. He critically explores the intricate connection between humanity and (post)nature. He holds an MFA in Design from HDK-Valand: The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.