Ignace Cami, DMW Gallery, MUHKA, RE:ANKER
The interdisciplinary practice of Ignace Cami (°1986, BE) takes folk culture as a starting point to make objects, sculptures, installations and writings. He is keen on activating the contemporary meaning of local history. Trained as a printmaker and sculptor, Cami started moving towards more active and social ways of distributing his projects. Each project creates a new platform for social interaction. By emphasizing familiarity in his own tender and playful way he pushes the boundaries of performativity and storytelling.

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.

(b. 1986) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
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