MENTIONING

Two-screen video installation & audio piece

1993

Georgina Starr continued to use the paper figures from her first video work Static Steps. In Mentioning the figures became her mini-cast as they sat at tables 'conversing' and gesticulated wildly. At the same time Starr was spending time in cafés and bars around London surreptitiously recording couples private conversations. The words were meticulously deciphered and transcribed into notebooks which  would eventually be used as subtitles over the paper figures movements.

Mentioning is the collective name for a series of 5 video conversations.


The second element in the Mentioning installation is a single screen video where the words from one conversation are typed out in karaoke style. As the words appear we hear Starr sing the song as she transforms the conversation into lyrics.

 

 

Limited-edition box set cassette produced for Mentioning.

 

"MENTIONING"

Sung by Starr