Hélène Delprat | 'with my voice I’m calling you', an introduction


Inspired by literature such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses, cinema as in Melville’s Les Enfants Terribles and the culture of radio, Hélène Delprat’s work explores the questions of recording, memory, identity and travel. Through a daily practice which includes techniques such as painting, photography, archive, video and drawing, Delprat develops a body of work filled with self-derision. She equally humors the idea of death as a funny, monstrous, outrageous and melancholic event. Fundamentally Delprat’s works comes to function as a sort of Book of Hours, where fiction and documentary intertwine, being simultaneously dark and sensitive.

Installation Views

  • Hélène Delprat, ‘with my voice I’m calling you’, an introduction, exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2017
    Photo: Gunter Lepkowski