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Black Spot*

Public art, print, video 

Public transport is one of the main sources of air pollution in Bishkek. The city government has avoided enacting regulations on fuel quality and replacing outdated transport. However, the problem remains unresolved and the air quality is among the worst in the world. In the first part of the work, the artist helps transport show its emotions and translates them into monochromatic images, reflecting the sky and atmosphere of Bishkek. In the second part of the work, the artist carefully puts the gathered pollution into an envelope and sends the black spot to the mayor of Bishkek.

*Black Spot appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Treasure Island. In this novel, pirates send the black spot ( a piece of paper with one black side) to the guilty individual as a warning.

Mishiko Sulakauri, is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His research explores critical issues that transcend histories, borders, power dynamics, environmental and social trance. His work questions systems of consumption, production, and human interaction, driven and informed by auto-ethnography. He is co-founder of art collective “ცრუ/false” (2017) generating art in the very heart of the city, researching how Georgian typography and culture is layered through time.

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