Being an art filmmaker at heart, Helga Dorothea extends her talents working with everything from experimental short films to music videos and projected installation, with the occasional commercial commissions. She works both with analogue and digital media, with a particular affection for handmade textures, subliminal messages and their effects on the mind and the interplay between the natural and the mechanical She works both with analogue and digital media, with a particular affection for handmade textures, visual illusions, personal histories, and the interplay between the natural and the mechanical.
Combining found images with her own footage, Helga creates short films that are usually situated somewhere between naive dreamscape and psychosocial commentary. Her current film practice explores aspects of performativity through a playful sense of the art of illusion.
"I’m influenced by the sublime, the unknown, the surreal, the fleeting, the obsolete, the lost, the found, the meaningful and the whimsical."subliminal messages and their effects on the mind
Canterbury Christ Church
Margate Film Festival 2018 Celluloid Traces, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London. Screening of falling, Vortigern Gallery, Margate. 2018 CineCut ShortFilm Festival, Bucharest. 2017. Raining Stones, Pie Factory Margate. 2017 Moving Image Margate, Margate House. 2016
Altered states, Hastings. 2016
Nice gallery, Re-Taipei, London. 2015
Latewi, The Peckham Pelican, London.2015
Beginning to amend an end, London.2015
London Analogue festival, Bargehouse, London. 2014
Murmuration, Wimbledon College of Art, London. 2013
East Pop West, Mother Gallery, Hackney Wick, London. 2012
Found Art Collective, Remnants, Hackney Wick, London. 2010
Found Art Collective, Hackney Wick, London
Lost Object World, Parlour Gallery, London
Anonymat, Camberwell green, London.