Clara Hancock is a Glasgow-based multidisciplinary artist. Working primarily across sound-design, filmmaking and writing, their work is centered around a consideration of the affective realities of urban experience; how the contours of public space are shaped and reshaped by public feeling. They are interested in exploring how attention placed on embodiment and affect might reconfigure the perception of a world defined by the architectures of power. Particularly through the potentials of the sonic; listening to and with the body, listening for opening, receiving, reimagining.
Sound is a crucial point of entry to construct and illuminate alternative spatialities; touching on mythmaking, memory, materiality, frictions of public and private space and post-capitalist desire. They are interested in a continual redefinition of what might constitute ‘politics’ or ‘action’, beyond reductive forms of deliberating and debating; thinking about what might be offered instead by collective modes of dreaming, imagining and desiring possible futures.
They are a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and Edinburgh College of Art, and currently work as a gardener amongst other things.