Clare, Eleanor

performance, musikk, tegning, tekst

Artist statement

I desire the thrill of connection with an audience: the prickly static that is almost perceptible, but may simply have been a figment of the imagination. Like a magician, the performer conjures up an atmosphere from still air; and across that still air, communicates with every member of the audience.

I create work for particular spaces, focusing awareness on physical presence and atmosphere. My performances and installations explore the emotional possibilities of voice and song, whilst embracing visual theatricality, costume and choreography. I am inspired by literary sources, folklore and mythology; I play with language in lyrics; I publish text to create a narrative framework that exists after the performance or installation is over.

Damsgårdsveien 229
5160 Laksevåg



Soloutstillinger: BLOKK Presentere: Eleanor Clare & Louise Viend Nielsen, Torvsalen, Gamle Bergen (2016), I Am Still Within You, Bergen Arkitekt Skole (2013); i samarbeid med Dillan Marsh: Adventure Island, Archipelago, Hordaland Kunstsenter (2016), Partly Now, Partly Remembered, Parabol, Stiftelsen 3,14 (2016), The Travels of the Toucher, Assembly House Leeds (2015), Two Poke Holes & The Art of the Toucher, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015).

Gruppeutstillinger (nylig): PALS Festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm (2015), PAB Nå, Stiftelsen 3,14 (2015), Fama/Fame, ASC Gallery, London (2015), GHostings, Platform Theatre, London (2014), Prøverommet, Bergen Kjøtt (2014), Sommerutstilling, Radøy Kunstsenter (2014), Dynamiske Konstanter, Den Gamle Fabrikken, Ytre Arna (2014), Nothing About Trees, The Old Bomb Factory, London (2013), PAB Open, Bergen Gamle Kretsfengsel (2013).

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 & History of Art Joint Hons, University of Nottingham (2000).

Din Søte Forening å Smake: performance at Torvsalen, Gamle Bergen, 2016
The Travels of the Toucher (2015) acrylic on paper, collaboration with Dillan Marsh
Phoenix: Raising/Razing (2014) acrylic on paper, process drawing for a performance
I Am Still Within You (2013) live performance, sound and film installation at the Old Grain Silo, Bergen Arkitekt Skole. In collaboration with Kam Wan & Marcus Davidson, performed by Eleanor Clare, Johanne Birkeland, Natalie Sandtorv and Karoline Wallace.