Americas

Mary Helena Clark
Delphi Falls

By testing the limits of identification with the camera’s point of view, Delphi Falls cycles through multiple subjectivities. The film misuses more traditional narrative conventions -the suggestion of a story, the anchoring of actors as characters- to have the viewer constantly questioning who or what they are, and where they are located in the film’s world. Delphi Falls was included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial film program.

Mary Helena Clark’s films explore invented spaces and hyperreal landscapes. She manipulates visual and sonic fields to mysterious effect, with fractured slices of sound and image serving as clues to narratives that are just out of reach. Clark's work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Wexner Art Center, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Bridget Donahue Gallery, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial.