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GEORGINA STARR: I, CAVE │ Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art → 28 May 2015

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I, Cev z a ny sôlo xibišn fṛm Britiš ātist Jwjīna Star. Star’z ŕli wrcs brwt hr t inṭnašnl atnšn in ɖ 1990z, n sns ɖen š hz dveḷpt a dstñt lanĝj ʈru ɖ ys v vidio, sculpčr, pfwmns, raitñ n sând.

Fṛm hr ŕli studiz in sramics n sculpčr, ʈru lj-scêl, multi-leyrd muvñ-imij insṭlešnz n pfwmnsz, Jwjīna Star hz bn ingejd in a riimajinñ v îdntti, bîogṛfi n histri. Ɖ vywr z čaḷnjd t riixamin ɖ slf, ɖ sbconšs n its evr-mwfñ bîogṛfiz ʈru a glitrñ n meḷncolic ʈiytr v memri, histri n rec̣lẋn.

I, Cev siz Jwjīna Star xplor ny rlešnšps t ɖ imijz, objcts, wrdz n sândz ẇč r preznt in hr mni on-gwñ wrcs. Ɖs alcemicl prôses v trnsfmešn z at ɖ sentr v ɖz wrcs, n ɖs hz gîdd Star bac t a siriz v trêsñz ẇč š md in a Tanẓniyn cev ovr tu decedz ago. Ɖz trêsñz hv brwt Star evr clôsr t ɖ historicl, ṗlitcl n miʈlojcl etimoḷji v hr priokpešn wɖ ɖ bubl. Fr Star, ɖ bubl z ɖ bginñ v evrʈñ. It’s ɖ frst breʈ, ɖ frst wrd n ɖ frst sculpčr. Ɖ bubl z a wrld, an ōb, a glôb, a wūm, a scrīn, a mūn, a sún n a cristlbwl. It z olso a výs, ɖ spīcñ alâd v ẇt z insd. Ɖ bubl z feminin. Ẇn ɖ bubl z čūd it bcmz a spel ẇč cn trnspwt n trnsfwm.

I, Cev têcs ɖ vizitr on a complx jrni; travlñ ʈru cozmic vōlts n laḅrinʈîn intiyrı̣rz t cnfrunt dublz n incântr ɖ muɖrz ʈru Star’z ny muvñ-imij wrc, Ɖ Brʈ v Sculpčr, 2015.

Az pāt v ɖs ny projct Jwjīna Star hz invîtd ɖ fīmel gaḷrı̣sistnts at mima t ple an actv rôl in ɖ insṭlešn. Actñ az Star’z dubl or ventriḷql êjnt ɖe wl čanl wrdz, výsz n sândz intu ɖ gaḷrīspês. Ɖz wrdz tîpd bî ɖ asistnts wl bcm ynīc ātworks ofrd t vizitrz v ɖ xibišn.

Jwjīna Star

Jwjīna Star’z wrc hz bn šôn in aclemd gaḷriz wrldwîd. Rīsntli Star’s wrcs hv bn dspled at Têt Britn, Ɖ Drōñ Rūm, D’La Wor Pviłn, Cūpr Gaḷri, Glazgo Inṭnašnl, Centre Pompidou-Metz, n FRAC Franche-Comte.

Č v Star’z bodiz v wrcs cmz wɖ dstñt refṛnsz, caṛctrz, ʈīmz n sândsceps. Ɖz wrcs includ cunjrñ ɖ výsz v dīmnz n spirits fr gîdns (I am ɖ Mīdı̣m, 2010); unŕʈñ ɖ loñ-fgotn jesčrz v sîḷnt-mūvi starz ʈru ɖ ys v ōcestṛl sândtracs (ƮĪDA, 2007-2014); rvilñ ɖ šiftñ îdnttiz v strenjrz ʈru sîc̣lojcl asesmnt n sîcic fnomnn (Gtñ t Nô Y, 1995); xplorñ Star’z ôn prsnl histri ʈru ɖ rlešnšps šôn in 1960z filmfiẋn (Ɖ Buni Lêc Siriz, 1999-2003); n faɖmñ ɖ depʈs v ɖ abis in srč v a dubl (Le Cerveau Affamé, 2013-preznt).”

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DAVID MACH: MACH GOES COMMANDO │ DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery → 5 July 2015

“Ɖ xplozv c̣lāžz, prints n sculpčr in Mah gz Cmando r inspîrd bî n md fṛm comicbcs sč az Cmando, Šūt, ɖ Victr n Bunti. Dêvid Mah hz bn c̣lctñ ɖz publicešnz fr mni yirz. Boxz fild wɖ pêjz fîld acwdñ t subjctmatr, sč az xpložnz, sìsceps, dezts n junglz, lîn hiz stydiowōlz. Cmando bcs wr a bg pāt v mî culčṛl yʈ, alñ wɖ a hyj bunč v uɖr comics, bcs n cātūnz.

Ɖ sìnz in Dêvid’z c̣lāžz r md p fṛm bits v dfṛnt comicbcs – a sìscep fṛm wn stwri, a trwlr fṛm anɖr n a fl mūn fṛm smẇr els, in ōdr t criet a cmplītli ny picčr.

Most v ɖ publicešnz wr pṛdyst bî Dundi-bêst publišr D C Tomsn, rsponsbl fr a hyj renj v comics, maġzīnz n nyzpêprz, includñ Ɖ Bīno, Ɖ Dandi, Blu Jīnz, Twncl n Ɖ Sunde Pôst. Dêvid dscrîbz hâ ɖer iḷstrešnz hd a hyj impact on hm. I ʈnc I wz riyli afctd bî ɖ drōñ. Ɖ qoḷti v ɖ drōñ in ol ɖz comics n publicešnz wz riyli hî. D C Tomsn’z ātists wr v an xpšnli hî calibr. Ɖt cumṗni went t a lot v boɖr t pṛdys ɖer comics… ɖe wr inspirešnl n r stl inspirešnl nâ.

Dêvid Mah z a Royl Acaḍmišn n Pṛfesr v Inspirešn n Dscuvri at Dundi Ynivrsti. H wz nominetd fr ɖ Trnr Prîz in 1988 n amñ mni uɖr public sculpčrz, crietd ɖ îconic 60 mītr loñ Trên in Dālñtn.”

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DEREK ELAND: DIARY ROOMS │ Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art → 26 February 2015

“Deric Eḷnd z a multīmīdia ātist hūz wrc z prîmṛli fôc̣st on ingejñ wɖ ppl abt ẇt it z lîc t b hymn in stresfl n dfclt sičuešnz. H z intrestd in ɖ ys v ɖ ritn wrd, ptklrli in a dijitl êj, t axes riyl imošnz n ʈts. Mč v hiz wrc z crietd on lcešn, ptklrli ʈru ɖ ys v Dîrīrūmz, n ɖen rīcntxčlîzd in a gaḷrīsetñ.

In 2011 h wrct az an ofišl Wōrātist imbedd wɖ ɖ Britiš Āmi in Helmnd, Afganistan. Dîrīrūmz dscrîbz ɖ rzults v Deric’s tîm ɖr. H vizitd Afganistan t criet a Dîrīrūm xpirı̣ns fr fruntlîn soljrz, bʈ Britiš n Afgan, bî pṛvîdñ ɖm wɖ blanc cādz n ofrñ ɖm ɖ oṗtyṇti t rait dân ɖer imījt ʈts.

Ɖ stwriz n coments ritn on ɖ cādz r rw, onist n vẹrid, fṛm ɖ rmāc̣bl t ɖ munden, ɖ xtrōdnri t ɖ evrīde. Ɖ riaḷti v evrīde lîf fr trūps sits alñsd imošnl acânts ritn in ɖ imījt aftrmaʈ v batl. Dîrīrūmz priznts a c̣lctv slfpwtrit v indivijl xpirı̣nsz on ɖ fruntlîn v a cntmprri conflict – wɖ soljrz ofn rfŕñ t tu worz, wn involvñ bŭlits n bomz n ɖ uɖr ẇč gz on in a soljr’z hed ẇn evrʈñ gz qayt.”

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