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Hélène Martin

MPhil work

Lucio shifted his now-extinguished cigarette in his mouth.

‘See this?’ he said, raising his right arm, which ended in a stump.

‘Yes’, said Adamsberg, with respect.

‘I lost that when I was nine years old, during the Civil War.’

‘Yes.’

‘And sometimes it still itches. It itches on the part of my arm that isn’t there, 69 years later. In the same place, always the same place,’ said the old man, pointing to a space in the air. ‘My mother knew why. It was the spider’s bite. When I lost my arm, I hadn’t finished scratching. So it goes on itching.’

Fred Vargas, This Night’s Foul Work, 2008

Info

  • MPhil

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    Printmaking–2010

  • Lucio shifted his now-extinguished cigarette in his mouth.

    ‘See this?’ he said, raising his right arm, which ended in a stump.

    ‘Yes’, said Adamsberg, with respect.

    ‘I lost that when I was nine years old, during the Civil War.’

    ‘Yes.’

    ‘And sometimes it still itches. It itches on the part of my arm that isn’t there, 69 years later. In the same place, always the same place,’ said the old man, pointing to a space in the air. ‘My mother knew why. It was the spider’s bite. When I lost my arm, I hadn’t finished scratching. So it goes on itching.’

    Fred Vargas, This Night’s Foul Work, 2008

  • Degrees

  • MA, Printmaking, Royal College of Art, 2005; BA (Hons), Fine Arts (First Class), Middlesex University, 2001
  • Exhibitions

  • $100 Independent Film Festival, Calgary, Canada, 2009; Starting From Scratch, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland, 2008; Sequences Real-Time Art Festival, Centre for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, 2006
  • Awards

  • $100 Independent Film Festival Jury's Pick Award, 2009; Tim Mara Trust Prize, 2005; Postgraduate Bursary Grant Award, Henry Moore Foundation, 2005