Laura Hopes

"I am an artist working in digital sound and film, installed spaces and sculpture, and have developed a body of work based around explorations of the sublime anthropocene. 

My artistic practice generates physical, intuitive and often collaborative layered and multi-faceted explorations of place. Through performative explorations of sites, chosen for their potential representation of the ‘sublime anthropocene’ and activations of their history, you and I, as activator, audience or observer can come to a more intimate and embodied knowledge of place.

I am interested in the use of stories to activate place and playful interventions to illuminate terrifying themes and radical and provocative re-interpretations of place."


Laura Hopes's b-side Portfolio

archive picture of football team

And the Crowd Goes Wild

1st January 201929th February 2020

In 2019 b-side was awarded funding from The Heritage Lottery Sharing Heritage fund to work with artist Laura Hopes on a film and publication...

Performers at sea front

b-side Festival 2018

7th15th September 2018

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000...

Event Archive

The Crowd Go Wild

And The Crowd Go Wild

8th September - 10:00am
The Portland Stadium Bowl

Laura has reanimated the dramatic Portland Stadium Bowl, situated in a former quarry next to the Young Offenders' Institution. Installed sounds