Frances Belser Installation at CCAT
27 October, 2011

On November 2, at 18:00, the Center of Contemporary Art –Tbilisi will present an installation by Frances Belser. The installation called ‘Voyager Read Me’ is created by the Swiss artist, who says:

‘I grew up surrounded by the Gospel and classical music. At school I started to act; I’ve always loved to sing. In the third grade I was dismissed from the class because I kept humming songs under my breath. The nativity play at the end of the year served

as a reason to return to school. My wonderful grandmother taught me to play the piano at a very early age; I believe you could blame her for it all.   I worked as an au pair in London at first and went to a theatre workshops in my spare time. I wasn’t much good as an au pair. It was terrible and I knew I had to get out of there fast! Then I went to live in Brixton. At that time there was massive political unrest there. Brixton was burning! I lived in a ‘squat’ and did street theatre. I had studied pantomime at “Scuola Teatro Dimitri” for two years and I felt that there was a clown in me wanting to get out. Our house in Brixton burned down; life in Brixton got so dangerous that my father ordered me to come back home. Back in Zurich I met Boris Blank (of the band ‘Yello’). We produced a song together. Blank was the proud owner of the first Fairlight synthesizer in Switzerland. That thing enchanted me and I thought: ‘This is it, all I want to do now is to sing!’ But my journey took me to the theatre in Basel where I played Brecht, Kostner, Dario Fo and Marivaux. I stayed in Basel for a few years and starred in various productions. But I was attracted by French cinema and so I went to Paris, took the entrance exam for the acting school ‘Court Florent’ and I was in luck. I was admitted free of charge for the first year, in the second year there were only forty students left and in the third year the famous actor Francis Huster was one of our teachers. I wanted that diploma to keep living in Paris. During the semester breaks I returned to Switzerland and worked in retail, selling designer clothes in Arosa, St. Moritz and Zurich’.

Print
Other Stories
“Holiday Factory pioneered Georgia in the UAE to become famous”
Holiday Factory was officially announced as The Best Incoming Tour Operator 2019 at Welcome To Georgia! National Tourism Award event held in Sheraton Grand Metekhi Palace in Tbilisi on Friday, Dec 6th.
Kavkaz Jazz Festival presents: 22nd and 23rd of November, Tbilisi Music Forum and Showcase.
It is the first year for Tbilisi Music Forum and Showcase. Main goal of the event is development of music industry in Georgia and South Caucasus region.
Sam Raan Spa-Center named Best Spa in Europe
The Sam Raan Spa-Center has been named the Best Spa in Europe at the annual Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2019 and won the following nominations:
Region’s Largest Startup Event to be Held in Tbilisi
On November 8-10, 2019, regional Startup Grind event will be held in Tbilisi.
Georgian royal family introduces new wine brand "Prince Ioane Bagrationi"
Member of the Georgian royal family Prince Ioane Bagrationi introduced the society new wine brand named after him - "Prince Ioane Bagrationi".
Georgia Celebrates Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral today

The day of Mtskheta city and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is celebrated on 14 October in Georgia.

Georgian Wine Festival 2019 to be held on October 12 on the Shardeni street
Those who are interested and want to know more about Georgian wine can attend Georgian Wine Festival 2019 on October 12 on the Shardeni street. Event starts at 12 pm and lasts till 7 pm.
UNESCO names Tbilisi as Capital of World Book 2021
UNESCO has named Tbilisi as the Capital of the World Book 2021.
Robot Mzia’s preparation for First global – she plays basketball and does pull ups
After the famous robot Vano, Robot Mzia is preparing for the international competition “First Global.”
What comes after Frankfurt? Paris!
The year following the appearance as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair is known as a difficult one. What are the strategies of Georgian publishers for 2019?
Georgia has its first photography museum
With the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum (TPMM) Georgia has its first institution entirely dedicated to the contemporary image in its different forms – photography, new media, and video.
„The eighth life“ has arrived home
More than 100'000 Germans have already read it, the Dutch and Polish as well. But it was only last May that Nino Haratischwili's “The eighth life for Brilka” was translated for Georgian readers.
“We will fight for Georgian literature”
One year after Georgia’s well received appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the organizational mastermind, Medea Metreveli, lost her job. Now she's coming up with a new project.
Los Angeles Times about Khatia Buniatishvili – “A genuine musical personality”
Los Angeles Times has recently reviewed the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebration at the Hollywood Bowl marking Gustavo Dudamel’s 10 years with the orchestra.
Important facts about Georgian painter Elene Akhvlediani
Elene Akhvlediani was one of the first recognized female painters in Georgia.
Georgian soprano to perform in a play directed by Woody Allen
Georgian soprano Tsisana Giorgadze will perform in a play directed by Woody Allen.
Georgian Cinematographer Becomes a Member of Motion Picture Academy
Giorgi Shvelidze, Georgian cinematographer has been selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Georgian Shilda winery announced winner of  the EU Sustainable Energy Award for Eastern Partnership
The European Union has announced the winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern partnership at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 18 June.
15 years of creating opportunity for journalists - BP and British Council in Georgia offer English Language Courses for members of the Georgian Media
BP initiated media development program has trained more than 400 representatives on print, broadcast and online media in English language in Georgia.
What Georgian Pirosmani and Spanish Picasso have in common
Niko Pirosmani was a Georgian primitivist painter.
New York City's largest mural features Gurian Horseman
The largest mural in New York City was unveiled last year.
Three songs to know more about Georgian music
Georgia boasts about its rich traditional music.
Georgian – shop for tourists
The largest book shop in Georgia ,,Biblusi’’ has opened the first shop specially designated to the needs and interests of tourists and named it ,,Georgian’’.
SAVE THE DATE! At the 4th Tourism and Hospitality Conference within  Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On June 18, the 4th Tourism and Hospitality Conference within Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi.
Conference dedicated to the State Language held in Georgia
"On the 31st of May, in Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, a conference "State Language for Integration and Development of Human Capital in Georgia" was held."
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
13.12.2019
14.12.2019
USD
1
USD
2.8661
2.8661
EUR
1
EUR
3.1900
3.1900
GBP
1
GBP
3.7821
3.7821
RUB
100
RUB
4.5362
4.5362