Venue: Digital Performance Laboratory, MediaCityUK, The University of Salford, M50 2HE
This exclusive preview event for ‘The Most Cruel of All Goddesses’ by Declan Clarke marks the first co-commission between the University of Salford and HOME.
‘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? The exhibition was inspired by Ödön von Horváth’s classic play 'Kasimir and Karoline' which has been adapted by dramatist Simon Stephens into The Funfair, which 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.
'The Most Cruel of All Goddesses'
Artist/director: Declan Clarke
Original Media: 16mm film
A covert agent is following a line of investigation that seems to lead him back to the life of Friedrich Engels. The trail leads him through locations particular to Engels: Manchester, Salford, London and to Wuppertal, his hometown. The agent is led to the Oktoberfest and his ultimate fate.