UK / Duration 4m 35s / 2013
The spaces photographed and filmed in ‘Composition’ and ‘Dissolution are transitional, containing man-made and natural elements and the traces of passers by. They are allowed to build up the visible layers of time. Such spaces provoke complex reactions, triggering both anxiety and a sense of freedom. In this work I use composition and a distortion of time to explore the viewer’s relationship with such spaces, building open narratives and an ambiguous space. I’m interested in the methods of building suspense used in film making, however in these works, a potential event is never fully realized, the viewer is left waiting.
Helen Saunders is an artist based in London, working in digital photo–collage and video, sometimes combining the two. She has recently finished her masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, and was selected as a finalist in DLA Piper’s Graduate art award and UK Young Artists. She has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally.