Helena Vinent investigates the construction and representation systems of text and image, focusing their attention on what happens when they are removed from their context and original format. He is interested in the arbitrariness caused by this decontextualization, and uses it to propose other fictions by posing various pre-established logics that articulate around hegemonic speeches and practices.
He currently works on several projects that seek to show the fragmentation involved in the attempt to translate from one format to another, and focuses mainly on the translation of sound into the image and the text. The conversion of sound into something visual reveals its wide margin of representation. (Called while listening to background music) Who called? How is that shout? And background music? It offers different possibilities of readability, as a symbolic and political strategy to advance in other languages. For this, it raises situations in which communication is not given in a common way, as a space full of noise. And it does not seek to get to the perfection of communication, but rather to doubt its own effectiveness.
His practice is fragmentary and is not limited to a specific discipline. Works with reappropriated material from different media and shakes it along with other material that she produces to generate pieces, installations or small events.
He has been developing his artistic practices between institutional spaces and independent self-managed spaces. He has been a resident of Fabra i Coats under the scholarship for visual artists SAC-FiC 2017 and has exhibited at the House of the EtHall Gallery, the Youth Art Gallery, the Contemporary San Andres, the Fabra i Coats, the Festival Embarrassed, in the Nogueras Blanchard gallery and the Arts Santa Mònica, among others. Beyond his individual practice, he has participated in the organization of different exhibitions, events and collective projects, such as the Mutant Days, a fanzine distribution project at a traditional newsstand, or the event 'Una cantidad considerable de trabajo'. He has also taken part in the management of a space in Barcelona, La Sala Usurpada, which until now has hosted several events in which artists have collaborated in the contemporary context of the city, such as 'Vecinas presenta', 'Hacer sitio', 'Trece para una alteración', or 'Punk. Sus rastros en el punk contemporáneo'.