Crossing into the Electric Magnetic vol. 2 is an intensive week-long workshop in experimental electronic music production and practice. Combining theoretical, technical, conceptual, hands-on, and unorthodox exercises and methods, mentors Tornike Gvelesiani, Tornike Karchkha, Sandro Chinchaladze (TeTe Noise) and Scott McCulloch will guide the week with a comprehensive module for sound makers and enthusiasts at any stage, working in both digital and analogue formats. The workshop will explore sound recording theory, MAX programming, field recording, mixing & mastering, various audio devices, and tape collage [tape loop cutting / reel-to-reel manipulation / musique concrete]. Each participant will also make a sound diary of their Deep Listening retreats to various places in the unique soundscapes of Tusheti. In the final session, participants are required to present a finished or unfinished composition that explores the approaches and techniques investigated throughout the week. This will culminate in a collaborative release (either cassette, CDR or digital) of the sounds made on site.


Workshop is free for resident artists already staying at AqTushetii, and for visitors staying in Omalo who fund their own transport, accommodation and catering. 


For participants who wish to stay at AqTushetii, the total price for the week is 500GEL, which includes:

- transportation from Tbilisi to Omalo and back to Tbilisi

- 8 nights accommodation in a dorm room [July 13–21]

- 8 days catering; a light breakfast and two large meals per day

To participate, please send us an email to the following address: until the end of June!


Crossing into the Electric Magnetic

Vol. 2

This is an open call for photographers living and working in Georgia and abroad to apply for a 10 day black and white photography workshop in Omalo, Tusheti.
In collaboration with Fotografia, AqTushetii residency offers to the photographers to attend the workshop of the black and white film development and photo printing from August 2 – August 11. The workshop will be led by Ryan McCarrel and Gela Shelakadze
The photos developed and printed in our darkroom (the idea of the photo project will totally be up to the participant photographers), will be exhibited at the AqTushetii festival in August. To help you completing your project, AqTushetii will organize tours to different villages of Tusheti.
The total cost of the workshop is 800 GEL. This includes the transportation Tbilisi-Omalo-Tbilisi, three meals per day and a bed in the dormitory room. Also, each participant will be provided with 2 black and white films (Ilford Kentmere 35mm) and a certain amount of high quality photographic paper.
To apply, send us your portfolio and/or link to your photos to the following address: until June 30. Our residency will select the total of 10 photographers.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you have!

Black and white photography workshop


AqTushetii residency is offering a unique two-week workshop to learn the ancient craft of Tushetian rug weaving! Commencing July 15, the course will be conducted by local specialists, combining both practical and theoretical lessons.

Throughout the lessons the participants will be introduced to the history of Tushetian rugs and learn the specific knitting tools and methods of the craft, such as wool processing, knitting and dyeing. The teachers and students will also go out on excursions to find raw materials (tussilago, oregano, daisy, etc.) which will later be used for dyeing the wool of their designs.

The total cost of the workshop is 1100 GEL. This includes transport Tbilisi-Omalo-Tbilisi, accommodation and three meals per day; as well as all materials and other necessary equipment and tools.

To participate, please send us an email to the following address: until the end of June!

Tushetian Rug Weaving Workshop

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