Clare, Eleanor

installasjon, lyd, tegning, maleri, tekst

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier søndag 24. september 2023--

Eleanor Clare and Dillan Marsh began collaborating in 2013, exploring how the more reflective nature of writing is interwoven with the driving force of art making.

Although many of our methods are crude and hasty, revealing the process of making, we aim to offer entrance into a fictional environment. The viewer can choose to suspend their disbelief (or not) and imaginatively engage in the possibilities of the scenario that we put before them. We believe that the importance of this is to playfully open up questions about the fundamental importance of the creative drive, its connection to nature and our own human condition.

Throughout our collaboration, there has been a constant fascination with the concept of portals – of finding passageway from one state of being to another, particularly with regard to liberating the creative drive. We are trying to capture something of the sensation of this – of accepting that creation and destruction are part of a natural cycle, and of giving ourselves up to this as we become immersed in the creative process.

Deltic, Damsgårdsveien 229
5160 Laksevåg



Separat utstillinger: Galleri Christinegaard (2023); Hordaland Kunstsenter (2021); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2019); Visningsrommet USF (2018); BOA Galleri (2017); Torvsalen, Gamle Bergen (2016); Archipelago, Hordaland Kunstsenter (2016); Parabol, Stiftelsen 3,14 (2016); Assembly House Leeds (2015); Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015); Bergen Arkitekt Skole (2013).

Gruppeutstillinger (nylig): Kunstgarasjen (2023); Quimera, Argentina (2022); Belgin, PAB x Bergen Assembly (2019) Galleria Adiecenze, Bologna (2018); National Palace of Culture, Bulgaria (2017); Den Gamle Barneklinniken, Bergen (2017); Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (2016); PALS Festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm (2015), PAB Nå, Stiftelsen 3,14 (2015); ASC Gallery, London (2015); Platform Theatre, London (2014).

Utdanning: MA Fine Art with Distinction, Central Saint Martins, London (2011), BA Fine Art with First Class Hons, University of the West of England, Bristol (2003), BA English and History of Art Joint Hons, University of Nottingham (2000).

Visus Tactus Gustus installation
The Poacher's Lament & Other Half Heard Tales, procession with live GPS triggered audio
The Poacher's Dream, installation view - speaker effigies
The Poacher's Dream - installation view