STATIC STEPS

1992

Single screen video installation with audio narration, wall drawings & vinyl floor tape.

Georgina Starr’s first video work is a series of short animated dances featuring tiny tissue paper cut-out figures. The 'dancers' were recorded while being statically charged by an acetate sheet off camera. Starr documented their every move with written, audio and drawn descriptions of the movements. Employing a BBC radio voiceover actor to narrate all the dance steps, she used this as the soundtrack for the work. Becoming increasingly interested at this time in seemingly chance or random incidents and events, Starr also recorded the pattern of air currents around nearby buildings (see Whistle, 1992) and followed people in the street to map out their routes through London.

Limited edition book 'The Static Step'