Eris: The Path of ER at LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images
26th May 2012
Claire Hooper's Eris, produced as part of the 2011 Seachange residency, will be screened as part of a live performance at the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images
Eris: The Path of ER
Performance co-produced by Electra
Saturday 26 May, 9.30pm
£5 / Free to ICA Members
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.
Eris (2011) was commissioned by FLAMIN, Picture This and Lighthouse with the support of Arts Council England.
Picture This , Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), and Lighthouse, present Sea-change, a three month residency for London-based
Award-winning artist Claire Hooper has been selected for FLAMIN's Sea-change programme at Picture This.