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Helen Cammock

  • Born1970


Helen Cammock works across film, photography, print, text and performance. She produces works stemming from a deeply involved research process that explores 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. 

Cammock was awarded the Turner Prize in 2019 as a collective with the other nominees Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani.  Cammock was awarded for her solo exhibition The Long Note at Void Gallery, Derry (2018) which was subsequently exhibited at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019). Commissioned by Void Gallery, The Long Note is a film which explores the history and role of women in the civil rights movement in Derry Londonderry in 1968, a period generally acknowledged to be the starting point of the Troubles – the Northern Ireland conflict that spanned the 1960s through to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. 

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