Helen Pritchard is an artist and researcher in the field of digital art and innovation. Her work often takes the form of site-specific projects which use digital technology as a creative tool for collaboration between people. Central to her work are ideas of co-research, co-production and co-operation. She is interested in how scores & software might be used as a collaboration tool and her work draws on, Performance Art movements such as Fluxus, Software Studies and Open Source methods for soft and hardware.
In 2010 Helen was commissioned to develop Spirit Rally 1& 2 a polyphonic sound installation and performance event for Sonic Peripheries 4 (Bremen) and was the project curator for Performance Market in collaboration with Plymouth Arts Centre, Marina Abramovic Foundation and Live Art Development Agency. In 2009 Helen launched the project Drawing Exercises on SoundArt Radio, which was recently broadcast on the RADIA network and was artist in residence as part of Project Club at Spacex. In 2008 she was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation bursary (for excellence in visual art) to attend the Digital Arts Residency at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida USA. Helen has shown work internationally including Transmodern Festival Baltimore, (USA), Teak (Fin), UKS Oslo, (N), RKS Stavanger (N), Spacex (UK), Conical Gallery (Aus), ACA Florida, (USA) and National Review of Live Art (UK). During 2011 Helen will undertake a residency and exhibition at the acclaimed contemporary art gallery Spacex (UK). She is currently PhD student in the HighWire Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University and an associate lecturer at University of Plymouth where she is a member of the Art & Social Technologies Research Group.