Claire Hope is a UK based artist primarily making moving image and live performance artworks. Her art practice is a specific response to the image, as it is encountered in contemporary capitalist cultures. Often Claire’s work seems to problematize the visual, to exercise a rejection of it, or offer a particular response to expectations of images. This leads, more so, to a foregrounding of ideas, language, human acts, or processes of representation.
The Fold (1) was screened on 23/3/15 in a programme curated by Amy Charlesworth (Independent Curator/OU) and Gill Park (Pavilion) at Hanover Project, UCLan. Programme online for a fortnight here.
First work in a new series ‘The Fold (1)’, 2015 is viewable here on Vimeo.
Selected works now available to view on Vimeo here. Online versions of Claire’s most recent works to be added shortly.
'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.
Presentation Skills, 2013 is part of the One Minute Volume Seven moving image programme curated by Kerry Baldry. It was 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.
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. Complex Financial Instruments (Part One), 2008 was screened in Part Two on 30/6/13.
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.
The Fold, Video, 2015 (top image)
and Group Photo, Video, 2014 (lower image)