My practice investigates interiority and the photographic gaze through the still and moving image. It considers how identity might be represented in relation to the notion of the Gothic, where 'haunted spaces' are affected by a past that disrupts the present. Images of the female protagonist, skin, dust, abandoned domestic rooms and discarded objects, establish fictitious documentaries. Grouping of images suggest a sense of fearful enchantment where flashlight illuminates darkness, and darkened rooms promise security.
Based in Manchester, Helen McGhie (b. 1987) graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Photography) in 2014. Past exhibitions include 'Hello Future! Talent's Archive', Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), 'Identity Crisis', Harris Museum & Art Gallery (solo show, Preston) and 'Penumbra', APT Gallery (London). Awards include The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize for Photography, and her work has been published in The Sunday Times Magazine (Nov 2014) and 'Science and Fiction' Black Dog Publishing (2014).