Clara Casian is a Romanian visual artist based in Manchester with an interest in archives and deconstructing histories. Her practice encompasses film, drawing and collaboration, working with a variety of media including performance, moving image, sound and light.
The artist’s project on alternative publishing and censorship via the history of Savoy Books was developed as part of Feature Expanded, an international programme between HOME Manchester and Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Florence, aimed at visual artists looking to develop their first feature length film.
Clara’s recent projects include the live performance film Birdsong – Stories from Pripyat with composer Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles) and House on the Borderland, a newly commissioned film exhibited at HOME as part of LA MOVIDA. Clara Casian also recently completed a mid-length feature documentary, Intentional Community, made in collaboration with fellow Film Material artist Nick Jordan.