Welcome to the creative practice of Helen Frosi, working as A Company of Enthusiasts.
Primarily, A Company of Enthusiasts has been instigated as a conduit for collaboration with others where experimentation, and integration of varied interests, practices, and methodologies are the main motivation for the collective (rather than the artist's name or their previous experience).
Anonymity and equality are given throughout the research, fabrication and exhibition processes. It is the concept and thoroughness in vision that connects and binds individuals.
Helen's fascinations include the Sensory Arts, SciArt, Fluxus, and unusual cultural phenomenon - taking interest in anthropology, curatorial practice and museum and craft aesthetics.
Within Helen's practice, the immediacy of drawing, the idiosyncrasy of performance, and the thoughtful medium of art writing is utilised among other media.
Helen is presently preoccupied with traditions and customs, folklore and superstition, and has recently travelled to Norway and Sweden researching the Saami (the indigenous people of Scandinavia and northern Russia) their culture, traditions, rituals, and superstitions, food and costumes.
Similarly, an interest in the Aurora Borealis and the Midnight Sun has sent her from the hills of Lofoten, North Norway to the barren tundra of Iceland.
In such cultures, Helen's particular fascination is the nomadic tradition, folk costume and adornment, and the Magic Drum and its use in Shamanism. Helen is in the process of designing and making such an instrument.
To date A Company of Enthusiasts has shown work across the United Kingdom and in Europe.