‘Unfathomable Liquids’. 2010. Video. dolby stereo. 5 minutes.  Collaboration with Phil Minton and Roger Turner. Made for “TAPS - Improvisations with Paul Burwell”. Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, London.

Helen Petts is an artist film-maker who explores rhythm, texture, sound and chance events, both in the rural Northern landscape and in her long standing relationship with the free improvisation music community. A former television director of arts programmes, she now regularly shows her own art work at film and music festivals and in gallery installations - both in the UK and internationally. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmith's College and Middlesex University and Film at Westminster University. Her work is distributed by Lux Artists Moving Image and is in the British Film Institute collection of artist’s films.

Her films ‘Space & Freedom’ and ‘Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing’ will be screened on 26 January 2024 with a Q&A with the curators as part of ‘Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and friends’ at Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge, 11 November 2023 - 18 February 2024. 


Read Hammad Nasar’s profile of Helen Petts in Ocula Magazine