Catalogues aims to offer the visitor an interactive and reflexive experience, questioning our relationship to borders and the link between text and image in the creation of a narrative. At first glance, the exhibition consists of only 20 analog photographs presented without any text; commentaries, explanations and additional photos are provided by four different exhibition catalogues, each presenting a different perspective on the photos. Supplying the visitors with a vast material, Catalogues allows them to produce different narratives and experience the exhibition differently each time while simultaneously confronting them with their own representations of the borderland. Finally, it invites the viewers to contribute their own thoughts on the pictures, making them active participants in the work. Thus, Catalogues is conceived not only as an artistic and informative exhibition, but also as a space where dialogue and reflection can take place.
Catalogues was first presented at the Georgian Tapestry Museum in the framework of Artisterium contemporary art festival, Tbilisi, Georgia in 2015. During the vernissage, selected parts of the catalogues were read with musical accompaniment.