Salon Tbilisi Berlin is a Berlin based performance collective of female artists from Berlin and Tbilisi. It started off as a literature performance project between female authors and artists from both cities in 2010. The project was set up by German actress Mareike Wenzel. The frame for the first performances set the Georgian Supra – banquet- and the toasts, raised by the tamada – toastmaster. Inspired by this Georgian tradition, twice a year female authors from Tbilisi and Berlin wrote texts based on the topics of the different Georgian toasts. The texts were then translated into the other language and presented during a supra performance which took place at various venues in Berlin and Tbilisi. The topics were presented through the written texts and in immersive performance parts.
In 2014, after four years of running supra performances, Salon Tbilisi Berlin opened up as artist and performance collective and platform creating and supporting art collaborations between female artists from Berlin and Tbilisi. The Salon wants to explore new voices from Georgia and Germany and draw a picture of both countries from a female perspective.
Video of the first Salon Tbilisi Berlin @ Silk Museum Tbilisi