Quarantaine

Georgina Starr

  • Screening & Talk

Event overview

In 2021 the Film London Jarman Award will tour across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with screenings of works by all the shortlisted artists followed by a series of live and online artists’ Q&As. The work will be available to see through seven major arts venues in Belfast, Nottingham, Bristol, Eastbourne, London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Georgina Starr will be partaking in a special Q&A at Towner Gallery, Eastboune on Friday 1 October 2021, as well as appearing alongside all shortlisted artists at Whitechapel Gallery on 13 and 14 Novemeber 2021.

Quarantaine is Georgina Starr’s most ambitious film project to date. Its title refers to the French word for ‘forty’, and also alludes to the period of enforced isolation commonly known as quarantine (so-called because of its original forty-day timeframe). ‘Une quarantaine’ is also the subtitle of the 1976 film ‘Duelle’ by the French auteur Jacques Rivette, a leading light of the New Wave who has been a regular source of inspiration for Starr, particularly in his predilection for outwardly mismatched but symbiotically connected female leads, and his penchant for scenes and situations where worlds collide and opposites attract.

Quarantaine (2020) by Georgina Starr is co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Leeds Art Gallery and Glasgow International with Art Fund support through the Moving Image Fund for Museums. This programme is made possible thanks to Thomas Dane Gallery and a group of private galleries and individuals. Supported by Arts Council England. 

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