The history of
“Electronauts” goes back to 2005, when well-known Georgian producer and anchor,
Sergi Gvarjaladze, filmed 52 minute documentary on contemporary Georgian
artists where he showcased the anomaly of how new generation of Georgian
electronic artists emerged during the electricity crisis of 1990-ies. The film
greatly resonated with local society and especially with growing list of
digital artists. The annual “Electronauts” awards was launched
in 2007 that awarded Georgian artists in 9 different categories, for the
content created during previous 12 months.
Six “Electronauts” awards have taken place since. Awards have
stimulated many young artists to be more creative and productive: while there
were only 15 participants for the first “Electronauts”, 2013 this figure has
grown to 75. Every year new categories have been added and since 2010 awards
has an international jury. “Electronauts” has been working closely with all
major TV channels and has attracted over 20 different partners and sponsors. To
expand the exposure of local artists and the impact of our activities to a
wider public and beyond annual awards, the Foundation “Electronauts” was formed
in 2011. The mission of the foundation is to cultivate the understanding and
appreciation of modern forms of electronic arts while exploring its creative
and cultural potential. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through
programs and activities that engage local artists and cultural community, as
well as the general public. The Foundation works year-round and in addition to
annual awards, manages educational and media initiatives, conducts workshops,
take part in festivals and collaborate with other organizations to achieve
Electronauts 2013 - the 6th annual award ceremony for innovative
pop culture was held December 21 in the Eventhall (Tbilisi, Georgia).
Imediatoriis a late night variety show covering the pop culture, lifestyle, new
technologies and popular science. The program includes short features, music
live performances, music videos and interviews with celebrities and experts.
The show is written produced and hosted by Sergi Gvarjaladze.
Some segments are presented
by journalist working on the show.
The show is also presented on the Facebook, where the viewers can
interact with the show team and can find more information on subjects covered
in the program.
At the end of every show a short
interview before a late night documentary is conducted.
Select2 (Selector) - a new web exclusive show is being produced for artarea.ge.
The magazine is presented by Nino Daraseli and Sergi Gvarjaladze and covers popculture, lifestyle and art.
Due to be broadcast mid April.
A character driven documentary film with a working title “Code Liverpool” retraces the past and present of five Georgian band members who had traveled to Liverpool in the early 90s in an attempt to break into the British music scene with their unique Indie pop. Sergi Gvarjaladze - former member of the Genetic Code sets out to find the remaining band members, who are scattered all over the world, including in London, Tbilisi and New Orleans. His aim is to determine how the fateful trip to Liverpool had impacted each of their lives.
The documentary is due to be developed and coproduced with ForG Productions .