Saturday, November 1, 2014

Marike Splint is a theatre director and educator, based in Amsterdam, working nationally and internationally. Her experience ranges from re-imagining classic plays to collaborating on original scripts and creating devised performances. She has a strong interest in immersive site-specific theatre and international collaboration. Since 2011, she has been one of the resident directors of Oerol, Europe’s leading site-specific theatre festival. She is the artistic director of Roma B. and founding member of the Theaterstraat, a shared theatre space working together with the local community. Since 2011, she has also been associate director at TG Space, creating interactive apps in former industrial spaces inspired by the collective memory of that place.

During her residency stay at GeoAIR, Marike worked within the project “Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” and create an interactive soundwalk through one of the markets in Tbilisi.

Rediscover Tbilisi’s famous market with the first ever soundwalk in Georgia.

Dezerters Bazaar Soundwalk is an interactive and immersive audio experience through the central market in Tbilisi, based on migrants’ stories who shop there. The market is the public space where the whole city comes together, every day, to find the ingredients for the recipes belonging to their culture. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the regular market activities, this soundwalk transports the listener to all kinds of intimate memories related to the dishes that people are buying their ingredients for. 

Dezerters Bazaar Soundwalk unveils the stories behind the everyday actions, the buildings and the faces of the market.

GeoAIR’s Dezerters Bazaar Soundwalk MP3 track in English and Georgian is available for download. Please, follow instructions:

1. Download the MP3 in English or Georgian first to your computer, and then transfer it to your phone, MP3 player or tablet. 
2. Download and/or print out the Dezerters Bazaar Soundwalk Map
3. With your phone, MP3 player or tablet, AND headphones go to Caffca Cafe at Dezerters Bazaar

Dezerters Bazaar Soundwalk was realized by Marike Splint in collaboration with GeoAIR in the framework of “Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” project with generous support of Lexo Janiashvili and CES. 

Interview with Marike Splint in Copyright Magazine #11

Marike Splint’s residency was the part of the “Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” project, implemented with the financial support of the Prince Claus Fund.