Drivin' On | Single screen video installation | 1996

While working on the fantasy comic-book Starvision, Georgina Starr began to bring her illustrations to life in a series of short video works that include So Long Babe and Inside Starrwood. For Drivin' On she constructs a life-size wooden motor car and takes a trip around the East End of London. The seemingly glamorous tour in the shiny red sports car is soon revealed to be a physically challenging task—the car being made from wood, it is a cumbersome sculptural object that has to be powered by the artist's body and feet.

 

Drivin' On is in the Ferens Museum Art Collection, UK