Ignace Cami’s recent project of the same name, RE: ANKER (2023), comprises a newly formed choir. Three songs about Antwerp and its port are sung by a group of twelve singers that are new to the Dutch language. Individually writing their own lyrics through the act of listening, they phonetically transform the original words and sounds into something new and enigmatic. Cami initiated the collaborative singing performance RE: ANKER specifically for his solo exhibition of the same name at M HKA. Entwining the connective nature of singing with the alien experience of facing a foreign language, the transformative power of interpretation is harnessed.
Cami’s works and performances have been exhibited as part of solo, duo and group shows across Belgium and the Netherlands, including M HKA, ExtraCity, De Singel and De Warande. For an overview, download the artist’s CV below.