Geraldine Pilgrim creates theatre performances, site-specific events and installations in unusual buildings and locations where the architecture of the site is used as the narrative. The projects often involve young people, older people and arts and community groups working alongside professional practitioners. With her company, Corridor, Geraldine has toured widely, often responding to site-specific commissions.
''An eloquence emanates from these abandoned spaces, and Pilgrim cleverly allows them to speak for themselves, to reveal more than she imposes.”
The Guardian, Deep End
Recent projects include :
Not Forgotten a year-long installation commissioned by Mid-Pennine Arts for Towneley Hall and Park, Lancashire, Inciden, a site-specific performance in La Tabaclaraan, a disused cigarette factory in Madrid, Be Prepared a large-scale, site-specific commission at Harewood House, Yorkshire to celebrate 100 years of the Girl Guides and Not Waving but Drowning, a performance installation commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow.
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie an installation commissioned by White Light as part of the National Trust’s House of Bling at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, Carpet of Dreams, a site-specific performance with MA Performance Design and Practice students from Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design at Inteatro, Polverigi, Italy and Handbag commissioned for the Grand Hall at BAC and reconceived for the opening celebrations of the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010.
Traces for the Liverpool Biennial at The Bluecoat, The Greenhouses of William Turner, an installation thar developed over time commissioned by Castle Morpeth Council for Carlisle Park, Northumberland.
Enchanted Parks, two site-specific performances in Saltwell Park, Gateshead and Leazes Park, Newcastle commissioned by Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative Culture 10 and Dreams of a Winter Night commissioned by English Heritage as part of the Picture House exhibition at Belsay Hall, Northumberland.
Sea View commissioned for the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow.
Deep End, a site-specific performance made for the disused Marshall Street Baths, Soho and Star Dust commissioned by Live Art Development Agency for a Variety Weekend at the newly refurbished De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.