Alongside the event “Oslo Negative”, an outdoor exhibition was arranged. The initiator, Torgrim Halvari, invited photographers and artists. I entered with pictures from my Body Suspension project.
Lecture at Litteraturhuset 2022
In September I took part in an exciting event at Litteraturhuset in Oslo that fantastic people from Oslo kamera klubb had organized. Katinka Goldberg, Jon Gorospe, Øivind Storm Bjerke and I, gave a lecture on the topic of what makes photography art. It was all well led by Stig Marlon Weston.
The tickets were all sold out!
Lens Culture 2022
My picture «Rosehip Roses» (Nyperoser) was selected for LensCulture´s Competition Gallery, Editor´s Picks.
Kunstauksjon til inntekt Ukraina 2022
Jeg bidro med to bilder til en kunstauksjon til inntekt for Ukraina. Det er veldig hyggelig å vite at begge bildene ble solgt!
Pain Solution I kunstkritikk
Flott artikkel om Håvve Fjell og Pain Solution i Kunstkritikk, skrevet av Tommy Olsson! Artikkelen en skrevet etter at Håvve valgte å avslutte sin karriere som fakir i 2021.
Tommy Olsson skriver også et fint avsnitt om mine fotografier!!
«Helene Fjell har vært i bakgrunnen med kamera like lenge og jeg har i hvert fall to fete bøker i bokhylla – Ten Years of Pain (2003) og Wings of Desire – Learning to Fly (2012). Det skulle finnes materiale til å gi ut en ny fyldig coffeetable-bok til jul hvert år for resten av våre liv.
Bildene til Helene Fjell er et event i seg selv, og henger også intimt sammen med det som har utspilt seg. De formidler det som egentlig ikke skulle være mulig, og er nærmest i et symbiotisk forhold til intensiteten i øyeblikket – og jeg trenger ikke gni det inn at det nesten uten unntak betyr djevelsk intenst. Men det er det som er igjen etter en serie øyeblikk fra de siste 28 år. «
Exhibition at the Copenhell festival 2019
Purgatory, a new area of Copenhell, gathering sideshow, art exhibitions, tattoos, food and drinks. Pain Solution had great shows and my pictures of Pain Solution was exhibited in the Art tent area! Unfortunately I couldn’t travel myself.
Summer Exhibition at SAGA Center of Photography 2019
In the summer of 2019, we were four artists exhibiting works made with the wet plate collodion process. Nina Staff, Sissel Annett, Jill Enfield and myself.
Artist in Residence på SAGA Center of Photography 2018
In December 2018, I was lucky enough to get an Artist in Residency at SAGA center of Photography at Inderøy. Here I worked with wet plate collodion.
Wet plate collodion is a photographic technique that was developed in the midd 18th century. It is an exciting and challenging technique. I have learned the techniques from Jill Enfield from the USA. She is a master in alternative photography techniques.
The picture is made on tin or glass. There is one exposure at the time. When the plate with collodion and silver is placed in the camera, it must be exposed and developed before the chemistry has time to dry.
My stay as an artist at SAGA was an experience far beyond what I had expected. I had unique and meaningful days. It was hard work but at the same time, it was like being in a long and good meditation.
Defying Gravity, Berlin 2017
On my may to Berlin, having an exhibition at Defying Gravity, Suspension symposium!
Great venue, and great help putting the exhibit up!
Bronze Award in MIFA 2017
I am so happy for receiving bronze in MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards, for my picture «Birch trees forest» in the category Nature/ Trees.