CLAIRE HOOPER - Eris: The Path of ER - Performance
SATURDAY 26 MAY 2012
VISUALLY STUNNING FILM, ERIS, NOW TRANSFORMED INTO A BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE
Eris: The Path of ER is a new performance commission by Claire Hooper, drawing on Greek mythology as a narrative device, and threading a fine line between classical theatre, docu-fiction and soap drama.
The work is an exploration of strength, tracing the experiences of Danielle Marie Shillingford, a woman who has lost, and struggles to regain custody of her children. In the film, the slippages between Danielle and her god-like alterego Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, creates a continuous blurring between the fantastical, the superhuman and the absolutely mundane.
The performance departs from Hooper’s 2011 film Eris, and takes the form of a part-film, part-performance delivery by Danielle with a narration by Grime MC Lioness and a specifically developed live soundtrack by musician and composer Beatrice Dillon.
About the Artist
Claire Hooper (born 1978) is an artist and filmmaker from London. She is the recipient of the 2010 Baloise Art Prize, and was nominated for the 2011 Jarman Award. This year, she has had solo shows at Lothringer 13 in Munich and MUMOK in Vienna. Her work has been screened and exhibited at national and international venues including the Serpentine Gallery, the ICA, Jerwood Space, Art Basel and IT Park Gallery, Taiwan.
Date: Saturday 26 May 2012
Venue: Electra, Third Floor Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ
Eris (2011) was commissioned by FLAMIN, Picture This and Lighthouse with the support of Arts Council England.
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