claire hope

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Claire Hope is a UK based artist producing digital videos and live performances. In these works, actors are believable people one might encounter daily, yet what they say and do is drawn from different sources across life, public discourse and visual culture. This work aims to critically address the disparity which may be found between what is generic about life in capitalist cultures, and itís alternate as a mediated representation.


'Group Photo' solo moving image commission reviewed by Adam Pugh on This is Tomorrow.

Claire's solo exhibition of new Arts Council funded moving image work 'Group Photo' at Gallery II, University of Bradford, UK took place between 14/2/14 to 13/3/14. Full details to be added shortly.

Presentation Skills, 2013 is part of the One Minute Volume Seven moving image programme curated by Kerry Baldry. It was recently shown at Furtherfield Gallery, London on 25-6 January and 1-2 February 2014. The programme was also shown at Bloc, Sheffield on 13/2/14. Further screenings are upcoming.

2013 video Presentation Skills and a new live performance 'Presentation Skills (extended)' were shown in a group exhibition at Hanover Project, UCLAN, Preston 29/9/13 - 15/10/13.

Details of 2013 moving image work Stacy's Risk can be found here.

Complex Financial Instruments (Part One), 2008 was screened in Part Two of 'London Seizure' at Arbeit Gallery, London on 30/6/13.

In all honesty there's nothing I'd like more, 2005 and 'Boy Nature', 2009 were screened in Playing with Space at Firstsite, Colchester on 27/6/13.

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.

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 in the Wysing Arts Group exhibition Solid on Our Source Planet from 30/9/12-28/10/12.

Claire participated in the retreat on The Self at Wysing Arts Centre, developed with Mark Titchner, from the 28-31 May 2012.

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.

'Presentation Skills (extended)', Live Performance, 2013 (top image)
'Group Photo', Video, 2014 (lower image)