london

Georgina Starr

Emily Tsingou Gallery

Encountering images moving in darkness, images that may or may not make sense but which stir up visceral emotions, primal anxieties—what could be more like having a dream than watching a movie? The answer, often, is: walking through a video or film installation. Making your way carefully through the murky labyrinth of disparate elements (moving and still images, lights and pockets of darkness, objects and props disposed through distinct spaces) allows for only one sure experience: losing sight of everything you’re not looking at right then.

Freud spoke of the “navel” of a dream, a point where it becomes impenetrable to further analysis. Like a dream, too, a walkthrough video installation always seems to circle something that obstinately refuses to present itself. Something is missing—the very thing that seems to have generated the whole visible apparatus in the first place. Georgina

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