Born in Warwickshire, UK
Lives & works in Warwickshire & West Midlands
Helen Nelson works across media within post-digital and socially engaged approaches.
Combining writing, digital and analogue media, including photography, moving image, spoken word and music, to construct sculptural, installation and 2D works that explore and question the layers of meaning, information and misinformation in media communications and multi-player games, that program societal values and attitudes towards, status, material possessions, and identity. Helen is particularly interested in how such communication is often used to reinforce public perceptions of ‘the haves and the have nots’ and denigrates minority groups. Helen's practice is inspired by social and political issues within Western culture, primarily focused on the digital and built environment, identity, behaviour and commonisms. Much of the work explores causality from mass control, neo-liberalism, capitalism and consumerism.