Presented below are a selection of painterly, poetic, non-linear video narratives created by myself and fellow collaborators. The films showcased are experimental, minimal and complex. The body of work intertwines video, performance and installation. They are films that respond to the history or culture of a specific location or concept.

The relationship between time, art history, time-based media and painting are key themes in my work. The films explore practice and theory and often incorporate the female body. An emotive ambience is created through the visceral painterly language of line, colour and form. The relationship between artist moving image and painting is researched with many of the videos shot from a single focus point but with slight variations in regards to time. The slowing down of the films draw out the poetics, a technique that I have repeatedly been drawn to. Without giving too much away the audience is left to interpret the artworks by themselves.   

Frida Travels to Ibiza, duration 5' 36", Karen Heald & Sally Turner (2017).

Interior Interior, duration 11' 19", Karen Heald & Alana Tyson (2015).

Trywydd . Voyage, duration 24' 57", Bird-Jones & Heald (2015).

Mapio Madoc Creadigol I, duration 4' 52", Karen Heald, Ant Dickinson, Angela Davies & Francesca Simmons (2014).

Mapio Madoc Creadigol II, duration 2' 14", Karen Heald, Francesca Simmons, Ant Dickinson & Angela Davies (2014)

Lateral Flight, duration 3' 22", Karen Heald, Angela Davies & Angelina Kornecka (2014).

Casement, duration 2' 39", Karen Heald, Angela Davies & Angelina Kornecka (2014).

Meander, duration 11' 11", Karen Heald, Angela Davies & Angelina Kornecka (2014).

Topiary, duration 1' 22", Karen Heald, Angela Davies & Angelina Kornecka (2014).

Vestige, duration 1' 30", Karen Heald, Angela Davies, Angelina Kornecka & Ant Dickinson (2014).

Paper Interior, duration 9' 20", Karen Heald & Susan Liggett (2013).

White, duration 4' 41", Karen Heald & Susan Liggett (2010).

The Pillow Series IV, duration 9' 13", Bird-Jones & Heald (2013).

- in the heat of her breath, duration 7' 53", Karen Heald & Daisy Farris (2011-2012).

Diapason, duration 2' 54", Karen Heald (2013).

Resonance, duration 2' 52", Karen Heald (2013).

Poesy, duration 1' 44", Karen Heald & Daisy Farris (2011-2012).

Fragmentary Chronicles, duration 3' 18", Bird-Jones & Heald (2011-2012).

Not still at home: poise, duration 11' 50", Karen Heald & Caroline Sabin (2010).

Not still at home: equilibrium, duration 10' 40", Karen Heald & Caroline Sabin (2010).

Cycle, duration 9' 13", Karen Heald & Elizia Volkmann, (2010).

Llafarganu Papagei, duration 19' 47", Karen Heald & Elizia Volkmann, (2010).

The Box, duration 12' 02", Bird-Jones & Heald (2007).

Drifting on a Pink Cloud, duration 9' 28", Karen Heald & Rachael Kearney (2007).

pra II, duration 4' 59", Karen Heald & Susan Matthews, (2005).

pra II (installation), extract duration 2' 11", Karen Heald, (2005).

Breath, duration 3' 03", Bird-Jones & Heald and Simon Eccles, (2006).

Breath (installation), extract duration 1' 09", Bird-Jones & Heald and Simon Eccles, (2006).