Interactive CD-ROM, touchscreen computer , 214 C-prints, color photograph, offset lithograph on paper (180cm x 125cm), video (The Making of Junior [+ Entertaining Junior] 20 mins).

In 1994 Georgina Starr was commissioned to make a new artwork for the city of Den Haag. Having spent two weeks feeling lonely and depressed in a hotel in the city she eventually turned her room into a museum: 'The Nine Collections'. Inspired by the kunstkamer paintings of Flemish Baroque painter Willem Van Haecht (Apelles Painting Campaspe) seen in the Mauritshuis, Starr began recording everything she had made, found and collected during her stay the city, making complex personal and fictional links between the pieces to form the nine catagories. The 'Collection' includes The Costume Collection, The 7 Sorrows Collection, The Lahey Collection and The Junior Collection which relates to her alter ego 'Junior' a doll she made in the hotel room to combat loneliness. Starr transferred images of the 214 pieces onto the computer to create the final work; an Interactive Touchscreen CD Rom. The CD Rom allows the viewer to tour the collection via image, text, video and sound. The work is accompanied by a detailed room plan and 20 page exhibition style guide book*.

 

Exhibition history :

Hello. Come Here. I Want You. Solo exhibition, Frac Franche-Comté, 2017

New Photography 12,  Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 1996

Brilliant! Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA, 1995

Campo, Venice Biennale,  Italy, 1995

Here and Now,  Serpentine Gallery, London, 1995

The Nine Collections of the Seventh Museum, Café Schlemmer, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 1994

 

Links for :

 

FRAC FRANCHE-COMTÉ, France

WALKER ART CENTRE, Minneapolis

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York

 

 

 

See also

THE MAKING of JUNIOR