ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice occupies the moments where communication fails. By exploring live vocal sounds I seek to share experiences of the queer(ed) body. I use the palpability of the voice and resonances of the body to channel personal and collective traumas, with a desire to reach cathartic transformation by yielding to chaos and entanglement to find agency.

Helen has presented work nationally and internationally including: ‘'till Time is Through, ]Performance Space[ (Folkestone, UK); LATITUDES festival (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia); Parlour Geometrique, Chiswick House (London, UK; Middlesbrough Art Weekender (Middlesbrough, UK), Revolve Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum (Uppsala, Sweden) and has been commissioned to write text responses to live performance works for MEANDER, PAErsche, Köln, Germany, (re)collecting (f)ears, Selina Bonelli and Salvage Festival, ]Performance Space[.
 

Helen is founding member of SITE (2018 - present): an initiative inviting performance artists to collaborate on site specific performances and actions. They are also an independent curator having initiated Flowing Through Selves (2017 - present): a platform for LGBTQAI+ performance artists and (im)possible performances (2021): an Arts Council funded project and online exhibition. 

 

Education:

MA Fine Art: Performance, Royal College of Art

BA Fine Art: New Media, Chelsea College of Art

 

Exhibitions:

2021

(im)possible performances, online exhibition

Collaborative work with Ro Hardaker for This Feeling Might Manifest, The Tetley Leeds (Online Exhibition)

Encountering A New Normal, online exhibition and network for neurodiverse artists, curated by Alicia Radage

2019

Something Held in the Mouth, CUSTOM, Folkestone UK

We Shall Overcome, ]Performance Space[, Folkestone UK

LATITUDES, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

 

2018

The Age of New Babylon, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK

Front Room, Brick and Mortar Projects, Folkestone, UK

Parlour Geometrique, Chiswick House, London, UK

Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Middlesbrough, UK

F.A.R.M (Fine Art Rural Mission), Firle, UK

'till time is through, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK

Live Working, Royal College of Art, London, UK

flowing through selves, Safehouse 1, London, UK

Live to Camera, London, UK

GRAIN, The Factory, Folkestone, UK

 

2017

Standing Block, Lincoln Projects, London, UK
FOLLOW, Lychee 1, London, UK
Archiving Fever: Here I Am, There You Are, Battersea Square Gallery, London, UK
Archiving Fever, 100 Years Gallery, London, UK
s p i t t i n g Distance, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, UK
Show 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Revolve Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed, London, UK

 

2016
Sound Beneath Earth (in collaboration with Fritz Faust), Dyson Performance Space, London, UK

Liberté d'Action, L'Amore, Paris, France
P.A.M., Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
Lime in Aid, Limehouse Town Hall, London, UK
Being-Doing, Asylum, London, UK
Revolve Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

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