We are exceptionally pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Edgelandia Micro-Commission is site-specific and performance artist Helen Goodwin.
Artist, mentor and socially engaged practitioner, Helen’s work is in collections in Europe and Asia and her social engagement work with all ages has taken place in the UK, Europe and East Asia. Her work focuses on issues of place, space and belonging using material culture as well as found geology, and other materials of place. She is particularly interested in the ever-changing edges of landscapes which has led her to look at ideas around impermanence.
For Edgelandia, Helen will be exploring the beaches of Skipsea, East Riding Yorkshire, where homes, wooden chalets and railway cottages have been lost to the sea, and where the existing dwellings sit precariously close to the edge on one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe. Working with the landscape and the local community, Helen will create a series of performative drawings of ‘a traced village’. The work will start in the new year and be presented through film, photography and textual documentation.