Platform Asia

Archive Film at Fabrica (20 March 2024, 6.30pm - 9.00pm)
Germinate is a touring programme featuring artists’ film and video works by seven filmmakers from West Asia, including artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye. It establishes connections between the diverse ecologies, industries, people, and folklore of the South Caucasus.

From mockumentary to triptych cinema, these storytelling forms offer an immersive experience that navigates between the past and present landscapes of post-Soviet states. Through the captivating aesthetics of West Asian cinema, these films resonate with the collective desire for transformation, germinating in the soil of the Black Sea and sowing seeds of ancestral reclamation and liberation.

Germinate marks Platform Asia’s inaugural touring programme of West Asian art as part of a new series with the same title.

We recommend pre-booking tickets to secure your seats.


Sophio Medoidze, Black sea is really black, 2015, 6 mins
Orkhan Huseynov & Saliou Traoré, Flowers of North America, 2018, 3:36 mins
Ela Kazdal, Leke, 2022, 3:25 mins
Kamee Abrahamian, Ensouled, 2023, 8 mins
Tekla Aslanishvili & Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Stone of Hell, 2021, 24 mins
Anahid Yahjian, Corpus Callosum, 2014-16, 12:20 mins

Image credit: Still from Corpus Callosum by Anahid Yahjian (2014-16).

Curated and produced by Platform Asia. Supported by Arts Council England.

About The Artist

Platform Asia develops opportunities for Asian artists by presenting, discussing and creating works, while promoting Asian artists’ work to audiences. Calling the UK as our home, we connect professionals and audiences who are interested in and new to Asian art and culture via a developing UK-Asia network, and by showing work that inspires and builds appreciation of contemporary Asian art.

Still from Corpus Callosum

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