Residency

PROJECT

Residency

After a period of reflection and research into the methods that shape her practice, Evelien Cammaert wrote an artistic manual in which she noted her fascinations and artistic desires in addition to those methods. Shortly, this manual departs from a so-called “zero point”, a distinct desire to enter every new work as if it were a black hole, without knowing what is in and at the end of the tunnel.

She will test her manual by developing a new project. With a camera as her regular conversation partner, she wants to take a closer look at the concepts she writes about: vibrating silence, darkness, mystery, the viewing experience, slowness, latent fascinations and the relationship between landscape, photography and the body.

During her first phase of this process, Evelien is working in wpZimmer. She writes and reflects on collected images, text and performative material in order to develop new strategies for the next phases of the creative process.

Evelien Cammaert

Evelien Cammaert is performance –and visual artist. She obtained degrees in Photography (BA Narafi Brussels 2010) and Performance Studies (BA, Academy of performing Arts, Maastricht 2016). With a background in both disciplines, she creates hybrid languages in performances and scenographic constellations. She investigates interactions that occur between these different realities and how they can intensify and alter our perception of space and time.

The focus on notions of time and duration is a recurring underlying presence in her work. By slowing down the tempo, even freezing it, Evelien tries to move herself and the spectator out of our daily speed, in order to generate a collective concentration. Space to alter the order of events. This is translated into interactions between past and present, memory and live experience or spatial interventions.