Helen Cammock will be in-residence at Wysing during the autumn 2019, as part of our 30th anniversary programme. During her residency, Helen will explore the Wysing archives to uncover the organisation’s early history and to reflect on its trajectory within wider societal and political changes.
In her work, Helen works across moving image, photography, writing, poetry, spoken word, song, performance, printmaking and installation. She is interested in histories, storytelling and the excavation, re-interpretation and re-presentation of lost, unheard and buried voices. Helen uses her own writing, literature, poetry, philosophical and other found texts, often mapping them onto social and political situations.
Helen Cammock’s work has recently been screened as part of the Serpentine Cinema Series and Tate Artists Moving Image Screening Programme. She has exhibited at venues including Cubitt, London; Galerie Futura Alpha Nova, Berlin; The Tetley, Leeds; Open Source Contemporary Arts Festival; Hollybush Gardens, London; 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London; and VOID, Derry. She has written for Photoworks and Aperture magazine and was shortlisted for the Bridport poetry prize in 2015. Her work has been published in The Photographers’ Gallery journal Loose Associations and in an artist book and vinyl 12” Moveable Bridge with Bookworks, London. Cammock was co-director of Brighton Photo Fringe Festival for 4 years. She is currently working on a new project with Serpentine Galleries and a Film and Video Umbrella, London and Touchstones, Rochdale commission from Jan 2019. She is making work for Novel as part of Reading International in March 2019.