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GOIATI
Language is the tapestry of human experience, woven intricately with threads of history, culture, and identity. For every society, language is not just a tool for communication; it's a reflection of who they are, where they come from, and where they are headed. The words we speak, the phrases we use, and the idioms we incorporate hold within them tales of past eras, ancestral beliefs, and shared values. Each letter, each glyph, stands as a sentinel of time, recording the evolutions and revolutions of civilizations. These symbols, sometimes etched in stone, written on parchment, or molded as sculptures, serve as silent witnesses to the lives of those who came before us. The relationship between language and identity is symbiotic. While our identity shapes the language we speak, the language, in turn, molds our perception of self and our connection to the larger community. When a child learns their mother tongue, they're not just acquiring words; they're inheriting centuries of collective wisdom, ethos, and worldviews. Furthermore, language transcends borders. It's the bridge that connects diasporas to their roots, ensuring that even as people traverse the globe, they remain tethered to their cultural moorings. In the face of globalization and rapid modernization, it's languages, with their rich tapestries of stories, traditions, and beliefs, that provide continuity and a sense of belonging. To understand a nation or a community is to understand its language. For in its nuances, its poetry, and its cadence, lies the heart and soul of its people.
R.G.

Traditionally trained sculptor based in Amsterdam, Goiati breathes a renewed sense of life into classical mediums such as bronze and stone, incorporating his sculptures in spatial installations. The basis for his work in recent years has been his native language, and the concept of (mis)communication in general. The impression of unintelligible or almost unidentifiable abstract objects, manifested before us in variable yet specific human scales, presenting a dimension we tend to take for granted. The Georgian script, standing the test of millennia, may appear isolated if not alien to some, forms a bridge connecting the different times and formulating the remarkable developments of mankind. Simultaneously hand-gestures help navigate us through ambiguous and up for ever-shifting cultural interpretations.
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