Claire Hope is a UK based artist producing videos and performances which aspire to a form of realism, by producing an idealistically total view of life reaching across mediated cultural forms, social critique and the conventions of human interaction. Actors occupy familiar roles, social forms and environments, but their discourses, gestures and actions come from different sources across life and culture. The resultant hyperbole is satirical; a parody rooted in the abstractions of financial capitalism and mediated culture.
In all honesty there's nothing I'd like more, 2005 and 'Boy Nature', 2009 will be screened in Playing with Space at Firstsite, Colchester on 27/6/13.
Complex Financial Instruments (Part One), 2008 will be screened in Part Two of 'London Seizure' at Arbeit Gallery, London on 30/6/13 at 6pm.
Details of new video Presentation Skills can be found here here.
Boy Nature, 2009 was screened at Bermondsey Project on 23/5/13 in Part One of London Seizure a screening series curated by Carmen Billows.
Claire's 2011 video Values Efficiency and Commitment is discussed in Helen Hillyard's Curated Selection article on Axis website.
Details of new video Stacy's Risk can be found here.
Complex Financial Instruments, 2008 was shown at the Black Maria, London, in Taking Place a group screening on 25/2/13.
Claire showed A Determined Search beyond Romance as a video loop, and a small number of other works, in the Wysing Arts Group exhibition Solid on Our Source Planet from 30/9/12-28/10/12.
2011 video, Sky High Quality and In Great Shape', was shown in a group screening of work at Wysing Arts Centre on 15/7/13.
Claire participated in the retreat on The Self at Wysing Arts Centre, developed with Mark Titchner, from the 28-31 May 2012.
Video-in-progress 'Stacy's Risk' was presented and discussed at In Production an event at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow on 31/3/12.
Claire's 2009 Solo Exhibition on Tank TV and The Politics in the Room the first public project of the LUX Associate Artists Programme can be viewed online.
Sky High Quality and In Great Shape, 2011 (this image)
and 'A Determined Search beyond Romance' detail (above)