Uta Bekaia
New York, United States
Uta Bekaia. multimedia artist, art wear designer. Uta Bekaia was Born and raised in Tbilisi , Georgia, ex-Soviet Union bloke, Uta has been living and working in New York City since 1998. Primarily a costume designer, he has worked on over 150 projects with theater and film companies and using his background in fashion design. Some of them include: Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell, Genet’s The Balcony, James Joyce Finnegan’s Wake and many others.Always looking to express his visions and experiment with new ideas, Uta has lent his creative eye to numerous other projects involving fine art, film, interior and industrial design. His main objective is to find beauty in our surroundings and highlight it for everyone to see. currently part of Ideal Glass a New York based multimedia art project i



THE PURPLE JESTER continues our exploration of the concept of living art-wear. This cross-media performance project is inspired by medieval European art. The goal is to create a futuristic vision of the art of Hieronymus Bosch, merging historic design concepts with contemporary materials, including production techniques that employ recycled textiles. The show will be presented in an interactive, multi-media live performance environment. Played by performance artist, Willard Morgan, the Purple Jester finds himself traveling through space and time on a quest for romantic fulfillment in a series of seven dream landscapes. Each dream confronts the Jester with an immersive installation in which he must negotiate phantasmagoric manifestations of human realities, including hunger, war, gossip, and sexual desire. The Purple Jester transcends conflict through the strategic implementation of humorous acts.This avant-garde fashion performance will involve interactive video installations and a unique take on live sound inspired by medieval music. The show is in seven scenes and is approximately 45 minutes in length.