Helen Cammock (Live in London)

Talk Art Live in London! Russell & Robert meet British artist Helen Cammock, nominated for the Turner Prize 2019 and winner of the 2018 Max Mara Arts Prize for Women. This special episode was recorded live in front of a sold-out audience at Art Assembly in Walthamstow, organised by Art Fund and the National Art Pass. Learn more at: www.artfund.org/talkart

Helen Cammock works across film, photography, poetry, spoken word, song, printmaking and installation. We discuss 'The Long Note' (2018), her film that celebrates the involvement of women in the civil rights movement in Derry in 1968. Originally commissioned by Void Derry to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Cammock produces works stemming from a deeply involved research process that explore the complexities of social histories. Central to her practice is the voice: the uncovering of marginalised voices within history, the question of who speaks on behalf of whom and on what terms, as well as how her own voice reflects in different ways on the stories explored in her work. Cammock’s practice is characterised by fragmented, non-linear narratives. Her work makes leaps between different places, times and contexts, forcing viewers to acknowledge complex global relations and the inextricable connection between the individual and society.

You can view Cammock's film 'The Long Note' and a room of screen prints as part of the Turner Prize exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate until January 12th 2020. Free entry! https://turnercontemporary.org/whats-on/turner-prize-2019/

Recorded live on stage at the Mirth, Marvel & Maud venue on Saturday 23rd November 2019, part of this awesome brand new one-day festival! Follow @ArtFund on Instagram and @TalkArt for images of all artworks discussed in this episode. Use #TalkArtPodcast and #ArtAssembly to tag us in your posts & stories from the day and we'll share our favourites!


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