The film And you, Helen, 2014 was commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival, to commemorate WWI, supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The film is the result of an investigation into the experience of Helen, widow of war poet Edward Thomas, drawing on her memoires. The project was led by an immersive dialogue between Rees-Jones and Hodes over many months, who met for the first time on their field trip to where the Thomas's had lived. This provided the starting point for Rees-Jones' 12 part poem and Hodes' sequence of papercuts and animation. The project was also accompanied by a book published by Seren.
Hodes and Rees-Jones' ongoing collaborative processes are used to simultaneously work through their own individual artistic practice, exploring wider visual and poetic preoccupations with constructions of a female self, and relation to the female body.
Their collaborative work, including this film, is brought together in their exhibition 'The Errant Muse' at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, 16 November 2019 - 28 March 2020.