Elena Helfrecht

Elena Helfrecht

Elena Helfrecht

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Series: The Silent Dialogue

Series: The Silent Dialogue

Series: The Silent Dialogue

From 2014 to 2017 I have documented my body impulsively and in fragments while fighting against Dysthymia and EUPD. Switching between documentation and conceptually staged shots, the camera follows a process of healing from an intimate perspective and enables the viewer to inhabit a new perspective on femininity and self-experience connected to mental illness. The Silent Dialogue merges the physical representation of both body and illness with symbols and metaphors in order to communicate an unseen inner space. Through the lens the subject merges with the observer, giving an objective, yet individual access to an intrinsic perception. The images function as a dialogue between conscious and subconscious, between self and illness, unlocking an intermediate and dynamic space in the form of a visual poem.

Origins
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image1
The Soft Destroyer
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image2
I am a married Woman
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image3
Emesis
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image4
Filth
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image5
Who I am
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image6
The Abyss
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image7
The Seeds of the Past are blooming
FF2019-helfrecht_e-image8
TD_CSR_SHEILD Logo_EN_4C

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of TD Bank Group for their ongoing commitment to Flash Forward and to emerging artists.

© 2019 The Magenta Foundation