Claire will create an installation in the gallery space in which ‘rituals’ and conversations can take place, including a short film which takes the Summerian myth ‘The Descent of Inanna to the Underworld’ as structure for a discussion of contemporary gender politics. This new body of work looks at the significance of the female body in male to female drag in relation to female identity and reproductive labour.
About Claire Hooper > www.claire-hooper.com
Claire Hooper was born in 1978 and lives and works in London. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and screenings internationally, including Taipei, Basel, Berlin, Dubai, New York and Copenhagen. She is the 2010 winner of The Baloise Art Prize 2010 and shortlisted for Jarman Award in 2011. She will talk about her current show at the College, followed by the screening of Eris, a sequel to Hooper's 2010 film NYX, drawing on Greek mythology as a narrative device, and threading a fine line between classical theatre, docu-fiction and soap drama.