Claire Hope: Contact, 14 April 2016

Pavilion presents a screening of artist Claire Hope’s new film Contact, 2016 and her earlier work Group Photo, 2014. In Contact female actors and students explore affectionate gestures of attachment. Beginning by touching hands with hands, in a way that draws on depictions of closeness in cinema, the women’s interactions become increasingly creative as Contact aims to depict, and imaginatively extend, the kind of bodily inventiveness often witnessed between attached people. Conversations with the actors about their experiences of performing attachment, and of making ‘contact’ with other actors in film and theatre productions, overlay or disrupt the footage of their interactions with the students. Contact creates a dialogue between the representation of close relationships in visual culture and the political potential of reframing creativity between attached people as forms of collaboration and agency. Claire will discuss both projects in the context of her current AHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ‘Performing Attachment’ at the University of Leeds. Read More.

14 April 2016

Woodhouse Community Centre
197 Woodhouse Street

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  • Claire Hope: Contact, 14 April 2016