Tekla Aslanishvili is an artist, essayist and curator based in Tbilisi and Berlin. Tekla’s work investigates proliferated practices of automated production and the algorithmic management of global urban spaces; her artistic focus lies with the possibilities of unfolding the potential of computation for progressive social and political change. She creates cross-disciplinary essayistic documentary films, interventionist performances, video installations, as well as texts and lectures. She has also taken part in residency programmes, including Casino Luxembourg (2015), the Foundation Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev, Ukraine (2014), and Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Albania (2013).
Tekla's work for Digital Earth 2018 - 2019 fellowship is Algorithmic Island - an ongoing project that examines the trials of developing a futuristic city and Deep Sea Port in Anaklia, Georgia. Takla is researching the relationship between technology and architecture by tracking the ongoing construction within Anaklia and the social and material changes that have become visible since early 2017. The resulting documentary film will provide a speculation about the possible scenarios of development from a future perspective, based on artistic-scientific collaborations.