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Middlesbrough’s institute for modern art welcomes one of Britain’s most distinctive and internationally celebrated artists this month. A member of the Young British Artists collective of visual arts practitioners, Georgina Starr’s work is engaged in the re-imagining of identity, biography and history, utilising a multitude of mediums including ceramics and sculpture as well as large-scale moving image installations.

Her new work, entitled I, Cave, sees Starr explore the process of transformation via a series of tracings she made in a Tanzanian cave over two decades ago. I, Cave takes the visitor on a journey through ‘cosmic vaults and labyrinthine interiors’. Much of Starr’s works come with distinct references and soundscapes, and I, Cave will encourage the gallery’s female assistants to play an active role in the installation. In her absence, they will channel voices and sounds into the gallery space and words typed by the assistants will become unique artworks offered to visitors of the exhibition. The show is further enhanced by the introduction of iBeacon technology, offering the visitor more physical and digital content.

The artist is on hand on Thursday 9th April to present an opening performance and a tour of the exhibition.

Georgina Starr’s I, Cave is at mima, Middlesbrough from Tuesday 7th April until Thursday 28th May.

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