claire barclay commissioned by hospitalfield house

4 July 2014
Claire Barclay and Janice Parker have been commissioned by Hospitalfield to make new work. The invitation to Claire Barclay, who subsequently developed a collaboration with Janice Parker, comes out of a focus on her existing practice and a work that she made at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011, her first collaboration with dancers. The commission offers Barclay the opportunity to take the architecture and objects of this extraordinary space as a context, drawing a site specifity from this rather than the history of the site. Barclay has used the residency facilities to develop the work at Hospitalfield.Barclay and Parker will make a new, layered, live work, Underside\Disturbance, made specifically for Hospitalfield House.

This event is part of GENERATION - 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland which gallery artist David Shrigley is also part of. GENERATION is a landmark series of exhibitions tracing the remarkable development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years. It will bring an ambitious and extensive programme of works of art by over 100 artists to over 60 galleries, exhibition spaces and venues the length and breadth of the nation between March - November 2014, with the majority of exhibitions taking place over the summer of 2014, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Audiences can experience this new work between 2-4pm on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2014. 

Claire Barclay at Hospitalfield