Helen Dewhurst | Spaces Between
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Spaces Between

A participative, live, walking artwork for the landscape


Part sculptural piece, part collectively arranged exhibition, part game to keep the kids entertained – objects of different lengths are taken for a walk.


A reflection on the physical walking distances between children and adults and how these change as they grow up, the piece looks at what happens when two people try and work together. Introducing physical objects of different lengths, it playfully investigates the spaces that exist between people, exploring relationships and how physical distances between bodies are experienced as either ‘comfortable’ or ‘awkward’, ‘playful’ or ‘annoying’ whilst walking together – hopefully in the same direction!


The piece probes the connections and sometimes distances that evolve between people over time and how these change or transform as obstacles are encountered and negotiated.

"It was funny how normal the objects became after a time."