There is a search for a thing, an image, a phenomenon: not a tradition but the memory of a tradition.
The components and principles of a ritual, the rehearsal of an ephemeral procession.
The images of a learning process witnessing people figuring out how to do something together, to get it right.
Learning experiences or experiments are captured.
If it just has happened it might as well happen again, in the same way, in a different place or a different way.
Camille Aleña (*1986, Fribourg, lives and works in London) creates new links between art, music and the history of forms and media. Alena develops her work through diverse media and approaches such as documentary, narrative, performance, and objects making. She is interested in a singular relationship to music and moving image, the artist observes the experimental tendencies within the traditions of cinema which she references in her work.
Camille Aleña recently graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA) in London. She studied at University of Art and Design in Lausanne (Ecal) and University of Art and Design in Basel (BA). She collaborated with the Herzog & de Meuron in Basel for two years (2013-2015). She took part in many exhibitions including Musée des beaux Arts in Cambrai (2016), Wallriss Fribourg (2016), Hard Hat, Genève (2016), Clarkhouse Initiative, Bombay (2016). Antiuniversity, London (2016/2017)
2017 / 201710 / Symposium
What’s Wrong with Performance Art?
Camille Aleña, Madeleine Amsler, Donatella Bernardi, Linda Cassens Stoian, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Voin de Voin, Mo Diener, Heike Fiedler, Gilles Furtwängler, Lia García, San Keller, Elise Lammer, Milenko Lazic, Valerian Maly, Federica Martini, Angela Marzullo, Lou Masduraud, Muda Mathis, Irene Müller, Sibylle Omlin, Denis Pernet, Guillaume Pilet, Nathalie Rebholz, Chris Regn, Dorothea Rust, Andrea Saemann, Pascal Schwaighofer, Dorothea Schürch, Bernadett Settele, Dimitrina Sevova, Axelle Stiefel, Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda, Martina-Sofie Wildberger