An instruction for listening

Alone in a very dark room…

On the Trail of the Unknown was written and recorded by Georgina Starr in May 2020.

Georgina Starr lives and works in London. She originally studied ceramics and sculpture at the Slade School of Art, London and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, and went on to develop a focus on large-scale installations incorporating video, sound and performance. Her works are known for their complex and fragile emotional narratives, in which she explores female identity, history and fiction to create multi-layered theatrical events and installations. Starr’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally including Frac Franche Comté, Frieze Projects, Glasgow International, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunsthalle Vienna, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MOMA New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Palazzo Reale Milano, Tate, and The Venice Biennale. In 2013 Cooper Gallery commissioned Starr’s solo exhibition Before Le Cerveau Affamé. and Starr’s work was also featured in Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? Chapter One & Chapter Two at Cooper Gallery, 2016-2017. Her most recent film Quarantaine (2020) was due to premiere at Glasgow International 2020 before travelling to Leeds Art Gallery (18 June – 13 September 2020), both now postponed until 2021.

Image: Georgina Starr, (After Pauline Oliveros & Alison Knowles, Postcard Théatre, 1974), 2020

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