HELEN CLARA HEMSLEY
COLLAB
ORATIONS
Collaborative projects within crafts, design and contemporary art in Denmark and abroad.
Echoes of a Meal
Echoes of
a Meal
Exhibitions:
An ongoing project with Mette Saabye, Josefine R. Smith and Janne K. Hansen
The concept of a meal and how it has the ability to echo life around us forms the common foundation for the group’s reflections, and especially focuses on how a meal can bring people together and bolster their sense of community.
Making jewellery and preparing a meal both share an intense use of the senses, as both jewellery and a meal are made and used by the body. What remains after the meal is the memory of the act. With jewellery, the memory is stored and decoded by the senses, forming a connection between time and place.
A meal is prepared as a generous gift and sensory experience, to be enjoyed in comfortable togetherness, with room for close interaction and the exchanging of views across cultures. 
Watch the Echoes of a Meal film here.
A special thanks to Rachel Darbourne & Jivan Astfalck - part of the Polyphonous Event.
The concept of a meal and how it has the ability to echo life around us forms the common foundation for the group’s reflections, and especially focuses on how a meal can bring people together and bolster their sense of community.
Making jewellery and preparing a meal both share an intense use of the senses, as both jewellery and a meal are made and used by the body. What remains after the meal is the memory of the act. With jewellery, the memory is stored and decoded by the senses, forming a connection between time and place.
A meal is prepared as a generous gift and sensory experience, to be enjoyed in comfortable togetherness, with room for close interaction and the exchanging of views across cultures.
Watch the Echoes of a Meal film here.
A special thanks to Rachel Darbourne & Jivan Astfalck - part of the Polyphonous Event.
Exhibitions:
An ongoing project with Mette Saabye, Josefine R. Smith and Janne K. Hansen
HEMSLEY/dyhr
HEMSLEY/
dyhr
Exhibited:
Art Weekend Aarhus,
2019
Aarhus based visual artist, Anne Dyhr and I went to art school together (1995-1998) but only started working together in 2018. HEMSLEY/DYHR investigate among other things domestic rituals, maternal relationships and memories through handicraft, photography and installation.
Putting in place / Hjemme igen unfolded in three shop windows and a private kitchen window, which houses the exhibition space Hjemme igen (Home again). The three shops are run by women from Denmark, Iran and Vietnam. All four spaces refer to the lives of women over time. HEMSLEY/DYHR investigates these female references through handicraft and memories.
Aarhus based visual artist, Anne Dyhr and I went to art school together (1995-1998) but only started working together in 2018. HEMSLEY/DYHR investigate among other things domestic rituals, maternal relationships and memories through handicraft, photography and installation.
Putting in place / Hjemme igen unfolded in three shop windows and a private kitchen window, which houses the exhibition space Hjemme igen (Home again). The three shops are run by women from Denmark, Iran and Vietnam. All four spaces refer to the lives of women over time. HEMSLEY/DYHR investigates these female references through handicraft and memories.
Exhibited:
Art Weekend Aarhus,
2019
HH
HH
Exhibited:
Glasgow Project Room, 2016
Visual artist, Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and I started working together in 2001. We have since exhibited in Copenhagen (2002) and Glasgow (2001, 2002, 2016). It is a true meeting of practices, a collage of our working methods and processes, where we patchwork a form of expression together and create works in true collaboration.
With You Without You, an installation-based exhibition exploring scale and the notion of wearability. Sculpture as jewellery. Jewellery as sculpture. Objects placed in a room, but to be imagined on the body. A collage of fine art principles, the use of space, traditional craft techniques and the idea of adornment.
Visual artist, Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and I started working together in 2001. We have since exhibited in Copenhagen (2002) and Glasgow (2001, 2002, 2016). It is a true meeting of practices, a collage of our working methods and processes, where we patchwork a form of expression together and create works in true collaboration.
With You Without You, an installation-based exhibition exploring scale and the notion of wearability. Sculpture as jewellery. Jewellery as sculpture. Objects placed in a room, but to be imagined on the body. A collage of fine art principles, the use of space, traditional craft techniques and the idea of adornment.
Exhibited:
Glasgow Project Room, 2016