• Interruptions: Claire Hope / Foreign Investment

  • Thu, 10-10-2019 at 18:00
  • The Holden Gallery
    Grosvenor Building
    M15 6BR Manchester
Interruptions: Claire Hope / Foreign Investment - The Holden Gallery - Manchester

Claire Hope: Human but not practiced10.10.196:00pm to 6:20pmAn actor performs different physical states, questioning what it means to exist, act, assume or relinquish controlForeign Investment: HAPPY HOUR!10.10.196:30pm to 7.30pmHAPPY HOUR! is an interactive live art event inspired by weather reports, swinging between normality and crisis mode in the summer of 2019, a summer of surging temperatures, burning Tundra, deforestation and rapidly melting Greenland ice. The empty space of the Holden Gallery will provide the backdrop to a dance session, provocations and interruptions. In addition to the visuals and the sound, we will pose some vexed questions around the problems of making art in times of impeding disaster and what it means to us socially, ecologically and environmentally.*** NO BOOKING NECESSARY - All events are free and open to all ***Other Interruptions:SAT 12 OCT: Interruptions: Talking back - Call & ResponseSAT 19 OCT: Interruptions: Opera-----------------------------------------Claire Hope (UK, 1977) is based in Leeds. She recently screened moving image at Kunstraum, London and Islington Mill, Manchester as part of the touring programme ‘You are Good’. Hope has also shown moving image with Pavilion in Leeds and Cinenova at Showroom Gallery, London and had solo exhibitions at Project Space, University of Leeds (2017) and Gallery II, Bradford (2014). She curated a screening programme ‘Images and Affects’ in 2017 and performed live at the Brunel Museum Tunnel Shaft, London (2015). She is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art and 0.4 Lecturer (Sabbatical Cover) in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University.The artists’ collective Foreign Investment, was co-founded in 1998 by Brigitte Jurack and Alma Tischlerwood. Foreign Investment seeks to create situations where artists, audiences and participant communities come together to question the value of things in unexpected ways. Foreign Investment has exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Kiev, Hong Kong, Oslo, Berlin and the Istanbul and Venice Biennials. Gilding rubbish, breeding eggs, lamenting disappearance of public spaces and trading in sky shares, Foreign Investment explores intangible territories of trade and cultural value systems. In 2019, Foreign Investment collaborated with Rosemary Cronin and students from the London College of Fashion. I Wanna Be Me – I Wanna be (E)U (2019) projected personal identities through fashion, in times of economic and ecological uncertainties and was performed in a decommissioned Supermarket in Walthamstow.