Canary Wharf Screen: Charlotte Ginsborg and Georgina Starr

Canary Wharf Screen continues its Urban Visionaries programme this month with Part Three: FLAMIN Long-Form, which exhibits the films of Charlotte Ginsborg and Georgina Starr and runs from 13 March to 13 April.

Canary Wharf Screen is an innovative screening programme initiated by Art on the Underground in collaboration with the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN). Presented at Canary Wharf station on one of London’s largest public projection displays, this major film event brings together works by leading contemporary and historical artists working in film and moving-image.

The FLAMIN Long-Form series offers an insight into the UK’s leading filmmakers and film institutions, surveying the capital’s vibrant art community, with particular focus on Charlotte Ginsborg’s Melior Street (2011) and Georgina Starr’s Theda (2006). We provide an overview of these film projects.

Charlotte Ginsborg, Melior Street (2011)
Melior Street near London Bridge, a road with a diverse demographic and eclectic architecture, is the stage set for a series of eight documentary portraits. Charlotte Ginsborg is a London-based filmmaker. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London, in 2012. Her films intertwine documentary and fictional elements to explore people’s psychological relationships to their jobs and working architectural environments.

Georgina Starr, Theda (2006)
A photograph of a silent film actress who bore an uncanny resemblance to Starr’s mother was the starting point for this film. The actress Theda Bara (1885-1955) had made over 40 films in her brief career; now all but two are lost or destroyed. Georgina Starr lives and works in London. She attended Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds, studied Ceramics and Glass at Middlesex Polytechnic and gained an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Art, London. Selected solo exhibitions include Before Le Cerveau Affamé, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2013) and The Joyful Mysteries of Junior, Pinksummer, Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy.

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1. Charlotte Ginsborg, Opponent (2013).