Know thyself, a video by Irina Gabiani, 2015

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A frame from the video by Irina Gabiani ” Know thyself”, 2015

Video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Nicole Adorno

Editing: David Gabriel

Synopsis:

THERE DO EXIST ENQUIRING MINDS, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around him. For without this knowledge, he will have no focal point in his search. Socrates’ words, “Know thyself” remain for all those who seek true knowledge and being.

G.I.Gurdjieff

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“The third force”, a video by Irina Gabiani, 2015

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A frame from the video by Irina Gabiani ” The third force”, 2015

Video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Irina Gabiani

Editing: David Gabriel

Synopsis:

EVERY PHENOMENON, ON WHATEVER SCALE and in whatever world it may take place, from molecular to cosmic phenomena, is the result of the combination or the meeting of three different and opposing forces. Contemporary thought realizes the existence of two forces and the necessity of these two forces for the production of a phenomenon: force and resistance, positive and negative magnetism, positive and negative electricity, male and female cells, and so on. But it does not observe even these two forces always and everywhere. No question has ever been raised as to the third, or if it has been raised it has scarcely been heard.

G.I. Gurdjieff

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“Liberation from within”, a video by Irina Gabiani, 2015

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A frame from the video by Irina Gabiani “Liberation from within”.

Video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Irina Gabiani

Editing: David Gabriel

Text by: G.I. Gurdjieff

Synopsis:

“LIBERATION LEADS TO LIBERATION. These are the first words of truth — not truth in quotation marks but truth in the real meaning of the word; truth which is not merely theoretical, not simply a word, but truth that can be realized in practice. The meaning behind these words may be explained as follows: By liberation is meant the liberation which is the aim of all schools, all religions, at all times. This liberation can indeed be very great. All men desire it and strive after it. But it cannot be attained without the first liberation, a lesser liberation. The great liberation is liberation from influences outside us. The lesser liberation is liberation from influences within us.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

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Dwelling within the bounds, a video by Irina Gabiani 2015

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Frames from the video “Dwelling within the bounds”, 2015 ©

A video by: Irina Gabiani

Performed by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Ivan Adorno

Editing: David Gabriel

Text: Kahlil Gibran

Synopsis:

You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.

 

Screenings:

Open Screen, Luxembourg City Film Festival, Headquarters Magic Mirrors, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Not your children, a video by Irina Gabiani, 2015

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Frames from the video “Not your children”, 2015 ©

A video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Nicole Adorno and Ivan Adorno

Editing: David Gabriel

Text: Kahlil Gibran

Synopsis:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

Screenings:

Irina Gabiani solo show – Recent videos at Geogian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Ibis redibis, a video by Irina Gabiani 2014

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Frame from the video “Ibis redibis”, 2014 ©

A video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Ivan Adorno

Editing: David Gabriel

Text: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Synopsis:

“The heaviest burden: “What, if some day or night, a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life, as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh… must return to you—all in the same succession and sequence—even this spider and this moonlight between the trees and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned over again and again—and you with it, speck of dust!’ Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus?

Screenings:

Irina Gabiani solo show – Recent videos at Geogian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Color blue, a video by Irina Gabiani 2014

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Frame from the video “Color blue”, 2014 ©

A video by: Irina Gabiani

Voice: Irina Gabiani

Editing: David Gabriel

Text: Nikoloz Baratashvili

Synopsis: 

The azure blue,the heavenly hue,


The first created realm of blue;

And over its radiance divine


My soul does pour its love sublime.



My heart that once with joy did glow


Is plunged in sorrow and in woe,


But yet it thrills and loves anew


To view again the sapphire blue.


I love to gaze on lovely eyes


That swim in azure from the skies;


The heavens lend this color fair,


Arid leave a dream of gladness there.



Enamored of the limpid sky,


My thoughts take wing to regions high,


And in that blue of liquid fire


In raptured ecstasy expire.



When I am dead no tears will flow

Upon my lonely grave below,


But from above the aerial blue


Will scatter over me tears of dew.



The mists about my tomb will wind


A veil of pearl with shadows twined;


But lured by sunbeams from on high


‘Twill melt into the azure sky.



Screenings:

Irina Gabiani solo show – Recent videos at Geogian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

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