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
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.
|5–6 July 2014||Handbag||Les Tombeés de la Nuit||Rennes|
|5–6 July 2014||Handbag||Les Tombées de la Nuit Festival||Rennes|
|10–15 December 2013||TOYNBEE||Toynbee Studios|
|27–28 July 2013||Handbag||Open East Festival||London|
|14 July 2013||Handbag||Watermans Dance Weekender||London|
|24 February 2013||Handbag||Peopling the Palace Festival||London|
|16 February 2013||Handbag||Corn Exchange||Brighton|
|9 September 2012||Handbag||Blaze Festival||Preston|
|19 May 2012||Handbag||Northern Stage||Newcastle|
|30 July 2011||Handbag||Arnolfini||Bristol|
|11 June 2011||Handbag||West Yorkshire Playhouse||Leeds|
|4 June 2011||Handbag||Queens Hall Arts Centre||Hexham|
|4 June – 16 July 2011||Now and Then||Queens Hall Arts Centre||Hexham|
|6–7 December 2010||Handbag||Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC||Stratford upon Avon|
|9 September 2010||Not Forgotten||Towneley Hall & Park||Burnley|
|4 August 2010||Be Prepared||Harewood House||Yorkshire|
|12 May 2010||Lost Time||BAC||London|
|18–19 March 2010||Not Waving But Drowning||The Arches||Glasgow|
|19 October 2009||Handbag||BAC|
|8–24 August 2009||Let Sleeping Dogs Lie||Tattershall Castle|
|14–15 May 2009||Villa Napoli Project||Polverigi, Italy|
|16 December 2008||Handbag Scratch||BAC||London|
|5–9 November 2008||Traces||Bluecoat Arts Centre||Liverpool|
|20–21 September 2008||Please Keep Your Luggage With You At All Times||Kings Cross St Pancras & Toynbee Studios||London|
|31 July – 1 October 2008||Carlisle Park||Morpeth, Northumberland|
|7–14 July 2007||Artist in Residence||CPR Summer Shift||Aberystwyth|
|5 May – 30 September 2007||Dreams of a Winter Night||Picturehouse Exhibition, Belsay Hall||Northumberland|