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Complete audio of the interview with Geraldine Pilgrim
Geraldine Pilgrim Director/Designer and Installation artist works across theatre and the visual arts; transforming buildings, places, theatres and abandoned historic sites. She is also Artistic Director of Corridor, a performance company she set up in 2000 to continue to create site-specific events often working in collaboration with young people, older people and arts and community groups.
Her particular site work specialises in installations and performances in unusual buildings and landscapes where the architecture of the site is used as inspiration and narrative, gradually revealing memories and atmospheres that have built up over the years, together with the history - imagined and real - of the space; like the peeling away of different layers of wall paper to release the ghost of the building’s or landscapes past whilst being aware of its present condition and dreaming of its future.
Her performances and installations in the UK and mainland Europe have taken place in empty Office Blocks, Schools, Hotels, Swimming Pools, Factories and Hospitals as well as Castles, Stately Homes and Public Parks.
She trained as a fine artist and theatre designer, co- founded and became Artistic Director of Hesitate and Demonstrate the influential visual theatre company which toured Britain and mainland Europe and has since been making installations, theatre based performances and large scale site-specific events.
She is also an Artsadmin Artist, an Honorary Associate of the National Review of Live Art an Associate Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art, and a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, Central St Martins and L.A.M.D.A
Geraldine has held workshops and run courses for emerging and established practitioners, writers, designers, actors, directors, students and post graduates, theatre companies and led both summer and winter schools throughout the UK, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy.