MENTIONING

Two-screen video installation & audio piece

1993

For Mentioning Georgina Starr continued to use the paper figure 'stars' from her first video work Static Steps. The figures became her mini-cast as they sat at tables and gesticulated wildly. At the same time Starr was spending her days in cafés and bars around London surreptitiously recording couples private conversations. Their words were slowly 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 of 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.

A limited-edition box set cassette was produced for Mentioning.

 

 

 

"MENTIONING"

Sung by Starr