Concert / Multimedia



The musical performance for a leader with a megaphone and an indeterminate number of musicians in six groups with unspecified instruments surrounding the audience.

Duration: 05' 00

The work was developed for the Trinity Laban Fourth Plinth Performance organized by musicians from Trinity Laban for the exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument at the The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London and premiered on January 17th, 2013.


In partnership with the Mayor of London. Supported by MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Exhibition curators: Elsa Coustou, Lucia Garavaglia, Alana Kushnir, Elizabeth Warren.
Trinity Laban Fourth Plinth Performance co-curator: Dominic Murcott.

Excerpts from the Demonstration for Six Groups by Giorgi Janiashvili in the beggining of the video:

Performers: Gio Janiashvili (Composer / performer-leader with megaphone), Nick Morrish Rarity, Timothy Cape, Andreas Papapetrou, David Jones, Soosan Lolavar, Manuela Colella, Charlotte Drummond, Sophie English, Julia Hart, Yunwei Huang, Julia Weatherley, Raisa Zapryanova, Christy Kam, Dasol Lee, Elin Parry, Alvaro Siculiana, Tim Chen, Stephanie Cheung, William Davies, Sarah Hill, Caitlin Rowley, Robert Simonis, Josh Stokes, Niamh Beddy, Claire-Louise Auguste.

Program notes of the whole event:

"Musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance assemble to create a performance event, inspired by ICA's Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument exhibition, challenging the conventions of the classical music concert and exploring the possibilities of performance within a contemporary gallery setting. Examining what being put on an empty plinth means, this performance explores how the context in which something is presented can alter our perception of it. In a symbiotic relationship with the artworks exhibited, the performers will showcase a mixture of performance art and sound, inviting members of the public to approach them and the exhibits and to claim their own space alongside them."

Since 1999, the ‘empty’ plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has been home to some of the world’s best contemporary art. This exhibition brings together a wide range of historical material including a display of commissioned maquettes made by some of the most celebrated artists working today.

The Fourth Plinth brings out the art critic in everyone. This exhibition traces the myriad responses to the commissions through media clippings, public comments and archive material. You are invited to explore the development of the Fourth Plinth programme from its inception to its current status as a world class art commission.

Artists exhibited include Chris Burden, Allora & Calzadilla, Sokari Douglas Camp, Jeremy Deller, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Katharina Fritsch, Brian Griffiths, Hew Locke, Stefan Gec, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Mariele Neudecker, Marc Quinn, Thomas Schütte, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark Wallinger, Rachel Whiteread and Bill Woodrow.

PDF Guide: Fourth Plinth - ICA Publication

Gio Janiashvili during the performance:

One group of performers during the performance:




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