Tate Britain is announcing the screening of The Singing Will Never Be Done (2011) by British photographer and artist Helen Cammock. The film will be shown alongside two works by filmmakers she identifies as foundational predecessors – the legendary Handsworth Songs (1986) by Black Audio Film Collective, set during the 1985 Birmingham riots, and Andrea Arnold’s Oscar-winning social realist short Wasp (2003). Cammock will discuss the way these works have influenced her approach to narrative and her understanding of the relationship between the individual and society.
Helen Cammock studied Photography at the University of Brighton and Royal College of Art from which she received her MA in 2011. While she started out working with photography, she has been making videos for several years in order to further explore narrative forms and the relation between aural and visual perception. Her video works include Changing Room (2014), 17 Hastings Ave (2011), and Character Building (2008). She was the Co-Director of Brighton Photo Fringe from 2008-2012 and is currently on the Board of Trustees. She has taught at Brighton University’s BA Photography course and also lectures on participatory photographic practice and curating participation. Helen’s work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the UK.
This screening is part of the series Artist Film and Video at Tate Britain
Helen Cammock, Black Audio Film Collective and Andrea Arnold
Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium
Monday 19 January 2015, 19.00 – 21.00
£5, concessions available