original debut delves into the surreal, concealed moments of a young
womanhood. Helen Quah’s voice is in part a deep-calling into the complex
distances between mother and daughter, in part a twisted venture into the
contradictions of romance. Dog Woman
, named after the series of
artworks by Paula Rego, contorts language, opening up a playfully dark and
often humorous space of the fantastical and otherwise unexplained.