“This work is about impermanence, seen through the eroding edge of landscape on coastal places where I have lived.”
On the East Yorkshire shore, the cliffs and beach at Skipsea is the fastest eroding coastline in Europe. Helen Goodwin’s performative and sculptural interventions aim to catch the impact of wind, tide and sea on the cliffs, and on human life through the shifting buildings and their contents.
The digital journey begins in Brighton and ends in Whitby. You can follow the journey through a series of digital interventions generously hosted by a series of galleries located in each place. This is a list of the locations in order.
Tilted / A Traced Village
The process of creating this work took place over several months, during which the world went through a seismic upheaval. To capture this shift, Helen wrote about the creation of Impermanent Edge through a series of diaries. They illustrate the movements through the land and sea that culminated in the sculptural and performative work, and the transformation to a new form of ephemeral sculpture in which the piece exists now.
About the Artist
Helen Goodwin is a walker, visual artist and educator. Her work focuses on the human connections to place, and the impermanence of place. Her work typically takes place in outdoor and usually remote locations, using the materials of place such as earth, water, chalk, charcoals.
Helen’s recent work has been exhibited in The Netherlands, Sweden, UK and Japan. She is the recipient of the Edgelandia 2019/20 Open Call.