Georgina Penstkart is a visual artist based in Glasgow who uses analogue video techniques to combine light and colour withsound in organic and evolving live performance. Georgina has collaborated on music videos with Umberto, Elisabeth Elektra, Timothy J Fairplay, Nightwave and Hausfrau and provided visual pieces for showcase events organised by Glasgow School of Art students and  synthesiser manufacturer Instruō Modular. She was resident VJ at acclaimed queer night SHOOT YOUR SHOT until 2022 and performed regularly at club eventsfeaturing artists such as Luke Vibert, DMX Krew, Hardfloor and Das Ding. She will be performing on the Riverfront stage for a second year at the Riverside Festival in Glasgow this June. Georgina also records and DJs electro under the name Penstkart and is a member of the all-femme collectives EPIKA and Sisu Crew.

Cryptic’s artist residency programme provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of Cryptic’s residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar. Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 78 artists benefitting.