Mary Helena Clark
(selection, all short) Opus (2005), After Writing (2008), And the Sun Flowers (2008), Sound over Water (2009), By Foot-Candle Light (2011), The Plant (2012), Orpheus (Outtakes) (2012), The Dragon Is the Frame (2014), Palms (2015), Delphi Falls (2016), The Glass Note (2018)
More info: maryhelenaclark.com
Mary Helena Clark at IFFR
Aftermath... Hieroglyphs inhaled in the dust, nothing written in stone but upon blackboards, mirrorwise.
And the Sun Flowers
Henry James had his motif in the carpet, Da Vinci saw faces on the wall. In this case, a strip of wallpaper contains images and scents from times long gone.
Sound over Water
The sky and the sea meet in a deep blue underwater evocation on 16mm. Floating particles, schools of fish and film emulsion converge.
Using footage from Cocteau's Orphée, Mary Helena Clark optically prints an interstitial space where the ghosts of cinema lurk beyond and within the frames.
The Dragon Is the Frame
Enigmatic but truthful, watching Clark’s diary-like film is like solving a mystery with no crime in sight. A heartfelt poem for artist Mark Aguhar.
The Glass Note
An eerie and surprising reflection on cinema, voice and embodiment by way of stones, skin and digitally generated imagery.