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Helen Davison

MA work

Tipping Point

Exploring the effect of the voice on the body and the body on the voice, through live performance work and video documentation.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Print, 2017



  • Through live work I explore the effect of the female voice on the body and the effect of the female body on the voice.

    I attempt to overcome or navigate boundaries to the voice, by applying materials, imagery and texts which extend on, or interrupt, the act of vocalisation.

    I am interested in queering language, embracing chaos and arriving at a point of encounter which is palpable and haunting in order to find resonance in ambiguity.

    I am currently investigating the mouth as a point of conflict and opportunity.

    It is the maw to which the eyes are drawn in fascination, a site of erotic encounter and mastication, enjoyment and revulsion. The means by which we communicate or politely suppress our experiences. For me it is a vocal chamber, where words try to form but fall short, unable to truly reflect the inner workings and experiences of the female body.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Revolve Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, 2017; Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed, London, 2017; Sound Beneath Earth, Dyson Performance Space, London, 2016; Liberté d'Action, L'Amore, Paris, 2016; P.A.M., Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, 2016; Lime in Aid, Limehouse Town Hall, London 2016; Being-Doing, Asylum, London, 2016; Revolve Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, 2016