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Helen Sear, …the rest is smoke, representing Wales in Venice

Artist Helen Sear represents Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at the 56th International Art Exhibition, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015. This is Wales’ first solo presentation by a female artist in Venice, selected by Arts Council of Wales and curated by Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

Spike Film and Video are delighted to have worked with Ffotogallery on Helen Sear’s Wales in Venice presentation; contributing AV design and installation for …the rest is smoke. The presentation features a suite of five new works by Sear which are both rooted in the local and familiar landscapes of Wales, and responding to the wider context of the Venice Biennale.

Ffotogallery have produced a number of behind-the-scenes videos, including an interview with Spike Film and Video’s Andy Moss during the AV test-phase of the project.


Projector Test Spike Island 2 February 2015 from Ffotogallery on Vimeo.


The official trailer for Helen Sear, …the rest is smoke, Wales in Venice at the 56th International Art Exhibition, courtesy of Ffotogallery.

Wales in Venice Trailer May 2015 from Ffotogallery on Vimeo.

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