UK tour: Germinate between March & April 2024

Mar-Apr 24 • Screening in the UK

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Germinate is a touring programme featuring artists’ film and video works by seven filmmakers from West Asia, including artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye. It establishes connections between the diverse ecologies, industries, people, and folklore of the South Caucasus.

From mockumentary to triptych cinema, these storytelling forms offer an immersive experience that navigates between the past and present landscapes of post-Soviet states. Through the captivating aesthetics of West Asian cinema, these films resonate with the collective desire for transformation, germinating in the soil of the Black Sea and sowing seeds of ancestral reclamation and liberation.

Germinate marks Platform Asia’s inaugural touring programme of West Asian art as part of a new series with the same title.

We recommend pre-booking tickets to secure your seats.


  • Sophio Medoidze, Black sea is really black, 2015, 6 mins
  • Orkhan Huseynov & Saliou Traoré, Flowers of North America, 2018, 3:36 mins
  • Ela Kazdal, Leke, 2022, 3:25 mins
  • Kamee Abrahamian, Ensouled, 2023, 8 mins
  • Tekla Aslanishvili & Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Stone of Hell, 2021, 24 mins
  • Anahid Yahjian, Corpus Callosum, 2014-16, 12:20 mins

Venue dates and details:

Royal College of Art, London
Date: 19 March 24
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: Gorvy Lecture Theatre, RCA Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
Click here to book your tickets*

Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
Date: 20 March 24
Time: 6:45pm doors and bar, 7pm screening
Price: £3
Address: 40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG
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Firstsite, Colchester
Date: 3 April 24
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Date: 4 April 24
Time: 6:45pm – 8pm
Price: Pay What You Feel
Address: Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester CO1 1JH
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Online Screening
Date: 8-14 April 24
Available to watch online here

*Pre-book tickets to guarantee entry.

Image credit: Still from Corpus Callosum by Anahid Yahjian (2014-16).

Curated and produced by Platform Asia. Supported by Arts Council England. 

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