Georgina is a British sculptor who trained at Camberwell College of Arts and Malmö Art Academy. She has found that by getting into a tactile conversation with a material she can explore how her dimensions, capabilities and senses can generate form. She lives and works in Cairo. Both inside and outside the studio she is usually in a state of not-knowing. Conversations in Arabic challenge her mind and memory, re-attuning them to the strangeness of the world. Sometimes she writes about making things and what is happening around her while she goes about it. She’s currently learning about new methods of exploration - such as sound recording and improvised somatic movement - in the company of a small team of collaborators who are presenting a project at Cable Depot in London.
'I am delighted to have the opportunity to spend a month at Thread. So many things about it seem unique and routed in imaginative kindness. It is embedded within Le Korsa, a larger organisation which supports medical and educational programs. Exploring the connection between creativity and care is an important thread through my life, so I’m excited to see how Le Korsa’s ethos and activities permeate the community and Thread itself.
I have learnt a lot from the wise curiosity of Anni and Josef Albers. It will be very special to feel their silent encouragement while I try things out and imagine new forms. I think their characters will be influenced by the local trees so I’ll start with quiet days of drawing outside. I’m also keen to learn how local builders and makers use their materials. Living in Egypt has taught me that even as a beginner in a language you can have very meaningful exchanges about the malleable material that is there between you.'