Three Films by Helen Cammock
In conjunction with her online talk on May 27, three short films by the artist Helen Cammock will be screened on the Yale Center for British Art’s website.
“They Call It Idlewild” (2020; 18 minutes, 57 seconds) reflects on the politics of idleness. What does it mean—creatively, emotionally, and culturally—to be idle?
“There’s a Hole in the Sky Part I” (2016; 19 minutes, 6 seconds) questions human worth and cultural value and explores the disconnect between what is seen and what is heard.
“There’s a Hole in the Sky Part II: Listening to James Baldwin” (2016; 11 minutes) imagines a conversation with writer James Baldwin. It considers migrations, forced or voluntary, by Black American writers and dancers who moved to Europe in search of work and wider recognition.