Helen Cammock: Beneath the surface of skin at STUK, Belgium

16 September – 14 November 2021

In her first Belgian solo exhibition, BENEATH THE SURFACE OF SKIN, Helen Cammock presents two recent bodies of work: Che si può fare explores the power of women’s laments and their potential to act as expressions of survival, resilience, and hope. Created during a six-month journey across Italy and based on countless conversations, it became a transhistorical, international, contemporary lament of its own. In They Call it Idlewild, Cammock’s voice, supported by a gentle stream of slowly moving images, muses on the concept of idleness, the politics of laziness, and purposelessness as a form of privilege. Two billboards frame They Call it Idlewild, and by extension the entire exhibition in which Cammock manifests once again her particular ability to condense complex thought into moments of keen clarity.

20 September 2021