Stuck between the shores of the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains Abkhazia lives in almost complete isolation since 1992, when it declared an independence that was never recognised by the international community. Yet, the small republic survives and its youth – like any – is not immune from hopes and dreams.

COMING SOON invites the young of yesterday and of today to tell about this ‘non-place’ – this region in suspension where time runs differently, where memories blur to simultaneously become anticipatory of possible futures.

Neither a total fiction, nor a classical documentary, Silas Heizmann’s film features images of natural and urban landscapes accompanied with an electro soundtrack and testimonies of individuals that portray this unknown region through their anecdotes and memories. Amidst this polyphony a shape emerges; a neon logo starts glowing and the music gets louder. What if music represented a way out?

Silas Heizmann (*1990) lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. He studied Fine Arts at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and Graphic-Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig Germany. He mainly works with video and diverse printing techniques. In 2016 he was Artist in Residence (Atelier Mondial) in Yerevan for 6 months.