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Georgina Starr‘I Am A Record’, 2010

In 2010 Outset supported a major publication by Georgina Starr, conceived as part of her exhibition I Am A Record at Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers. I Am A Record dissects and reveals the artist’s personal, geographic and imagined environment. The work draws on everything Starr has ever recorded (on audio) since she began hearing ‘voices’ aged 5 years old. The range of this archive covers; the rumbling of a broken radiator which she thought was speaking to her, re-enactments of secretly recorded stranger’s conversation, field recordings, singing voices, paranormal telephony, family dinner conversations, spirit messages, air eddies transformed into music, interviews with psychics and movie stars, collected whistles, friend’s messages from beyond the grave, love letters played via heavy metal drumming, the sound of a childhood record collection on fire…..and much more. The exhibition was comprised of an archive of vinyl records, which visitors could listen to in sound booths. The book illustrated the full collection of vinyl records featuring covers, gatefold and texts written by the artist.