There’s a Hole in the Sky Part I

2016

Cammock, Helen
Helen Cammock explores history and storytelling through layered, fragmented narratives. Using video, photography, installation, print and performance, she interrogates the ways in which stories are told, and acknowledges those who are rendered invisible by the hierarchy of histories. The artist’s own story also impacts her work. Having worked as a social worker before becoming an artist, she remains attentive to the structural oppression and inequality across communities she saw during this time. There’s a Hole in the Sky Part I (2016) was captured in Barbados, and asks questions about human worth and cultural value. In the work, Cammock interacts with workers from two sites: one of the last sugar factories in Barbados and a tourist sugar grind and rum plantation. Through prose and song, the dialogue between the artist and workers develops a disconnect between what is seen and what is heard.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 19 minutes 6seconds
  • Edition: 1 of 5 + 2AP
  • Material description: HD video
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC18/2017

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