The Attach + Perform project is a short series of performance workshops in which artist Claire Hope will collaborate with a group of performers and actors to explore the gestures and relationships between bodies experienced in states of attachment: that is the close affectional bonds that can be present between a parent and child, or two adults. The project aims to imagine this in different ways within the context of performance-making, with the outcome realised in dialogue with the participants.
In the context of About Time these workshops accord with the call to ‘slow down’ and, in this case, to turn our attention towards the people who as viewers and users negotiate the consumption of images and immediacy of data transfer. They refer to a possible future for human relationships, one that proposes changes to our experiences of work, political life and intimacy.
Two workshops will take place on Friday 23rd and 30th October, 3.30-5pm. Members of the public are invited to drop in during this time and make themselves comfortable around the edge of the room. The workshops will take place in Timeshare @ The Brunswick, a shared workspace for the duration of About Time. One further workshop will take place privately in advance of the 23rd.
The participants of the workshops are Fine Art students and actors: Chloe Lecuyer-Mayo, Rebecca Tritschler, Emii Alrai, Megan Skinner, Raymond Rodriguez, Megan Sherry and Carmen Martorell.
Claire Hope lives in Leeds and makes moving image and live performance artworks. Claire performed live in June 2015 at the Brunel Museum tunnel shaft in London; exhibited Group Photo in 2014, an Arts Council funded three-screen moving image commission at Gallery II, Bradford, UK and took part in the Wysing Arts Retreat on ‘The Self’ in 2012. Claire gained a PhD in Fine Art (by practice) from the University of Leeds in 2015, graduated with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London in 2004 and is a former LUX Associate Artist (2007/8).