Helen Edling

Artist, Maker

My practice explores ideas of play and improvisation and covers a variety of techniques and processes with projects ranging from drawing, sculpture, and interactive marionettes to outdoor interventions and theatrical site-specific work as well as curatorial and collaborational projects. With a multidirectional and experimental approach I create my own worlds; starting threads for possible imaginary journeys and constructing spaces for potential interaction and engagement. More specifically, I deal with the improvisational in everyday life, allowing for an exploration of the spectacular in the overlooked and cultivating a curiosity in the unknown. With an interest in social systems and, peoples dreams and fears I create physical or time bound constructions with an open narrative that build on strong parallels to a staged play where I place the viewer in the centre, letting her becoming the narrator, the director or the puppet master. read full statement

Location plymouth, South West
Activities Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Sculpture