Georgina Starr, Big V
Project Space, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
University of Leeds
29 January – 23 February 2019, Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Almost exactly two years after the launch of our Project Space with Elizabeth Price’s The Tent we will be presenting a special exhibition in collaboration with Leeds Art Gallery and the extraordinary artist Georgina Starr. Big V will launch on Monday 28 January and then be open free to the public until Saturday 23 February.
Originally commissioned in 2003 by Leeds Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Society to make a work reflecting on growing-up in Leeds, Starr created the four-screen video installation Big V. Focusing on the mysterious power exerted by the Virgin Mary and the female saints over the Catholic schoolgirl, the work explores a preadolescent voyage through procession, movement, dance and new-found corporeal enlightenment. For the exhibition at Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation Georgina Starr has revisited the work for the first time in 15 years: exhuming and re-examining previously unused footage shot in Leeds and Lourdes. This will be the premiere exhibition of the revised and updated version of Big V.