Helen Cammock

Helen Cammock. Shouting in Whispers. Installation view. Courtesy: the artist and Kate MacGarry gallery

Based on research, found materials and conversations,
Cammock creates intersectional dialogues that look at
individual and collective power, questioning the role of the
individual, asking us to consider where we sit within the
political and social spaces we inhabit: “I have a role in this, as I
believe we all do”. –
Cubitt Gallery on Helen Cammock’s solo
exhibition ‘Shouting in Whispers’

The series Shouting in Whispers consists of five monochrome prints with statements that solicit a response from the viewer. Some of the texts are written by Cammock herself, others are quotes from writers, poets, and activists including the English post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL) (“This is not a love song”) and journalist and political activist Claudia Jones (“Evocation is a mutual emotion”). The statements refer to an emotion, but also to how these emotions are experienced, and heard by others. They challenge the viewer to put the statements as hypotheses to the test.

‘Part of my intent in all of my work circles around empathic engagement between voices; from the different voices in the projects to the relationships that emerge with the audience. My work is about the weaving together of stories.’ - Helen Cammock

2017 – 5 monochrome prints, each 72 x 102 cm, no frame
Courtesy of the artist

Helen Cammock
°1970, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Helen Cammock's works across moving image, photography, writing, poetry, performance, printmaking and installation. She is interested in histories, authorship, storytelling and the excavation of unheard, excluded and buried voices; often mapping her own writing, literature, poetry, philosophical and other found texts onto social and political situations.

Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the globe including Whitechapel Gallery, Maramotti Collection, Turner Contemporary Margate, Hamburg Kunsthalle and Kunsthaus Bregenz. Upcoming solo exhibitions and presentations are scheduled to take place in Touchstones Rochdale Museum and Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, Oakville Galleries Toronto, STUK Leuven, and Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover. Helen Cammock was the joint winner of the Turner Prize 2019 and the winner of the 7th Max Mara Art Prize for Women. She lives and works in Brighton and London, and is represented by Kate MacGarry, London.