HOME set to hold co-commissioned event with the University of Salford at MediaCityUK

Wednesday 20 May 2015

HOME, a newly-opened union of the Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre, will hold its first co-commission with the University of Salford at 4PM today.

The Most Cruel of All Goddesses, an exclusive preview event by artist Declan Clarke will be held in the digital performance lab at MediaCityUK today.

Professor Allan Walker, Head of the School of Arts & Media, will welcome guests to the preview and there will also be short speeches from Professor Maggie Pearson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Public Benefit) and Dean of the College of Health & Social Care, and Professor Jackie Kay MBE, University of Salford Chancellor.

A screening of The Most Cruel of All Goddesses will follow.

At 6pm, artist Declan Clarke will take part in a Q&A session, led by Dr Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies.

Declan has previously worked with the Cornerhouse when he co-curated an international exhibition in 2013. His films reflect on everyday experiences and contrast these with grand narratives and explorations of the historical edifices of political power.

The Most Cruel of All Goddesses will be shown in The heart is deceitful above all things – the inaugural exhibition at HOME.

The exhibition, which opens on Friday 22 May, will explore the theme of ‘Transactions of Desire’: What is passion, what is ambition and what motivates our desires and manipulates our relationships? It was inspired by Ödön von Horváth’s classic play Kasimir and Karoline, which has been adapted by dramatist Simon Stephens into The Funfair. It will premiere at HOME on Thursday 14 May.

After the exhibition, The Most Cruel of All Goddesses will enter the University of Salford Art Collection.

For further information and to register for this event, please click here or contact Jennifer Iddon at j.iddon@salford.ac.uk or on ext 54436.