Grammatica is an installation and performance in which various lines are plotted between the performers, the audience, the tactile qualities of the chosen materials and their interaction with light, color, space and time. An artistic, creative process unfolds on the spot, within the rules of the installation that looks like a cross between a painter’s studio and a laboratory.
The second dialogue starts there: the public is invited to observe the makers in this process. The virtual walls of the studio break open and it shows itself in all its vulnerability.
Finally, there is the eye of the camera, which from a fixed and untouchable position draws a frame around images in which nothing indicates the presence of the makers. He sees only the tableaux that arise from matter, the movement and light as an ever-changing, almost painterly but dynamic end product. This is where a third dialogue is initiated, one that has a rather inward-looking character and generates an almost meditative experience. This may allow the public an impression of what the performers themselves experience during the process.
Evelien Cammaert (Brussels, 1986) is a visual and performance artist. She studied photography (BA, Luca Brussels, Narafi, 2010) and performance (BA, MA at the Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts, 2016, 2021). From her background and studies in these disciplines, she grew a fascination for interactions that take place between the realities of the different media and contexts she works with. Her research focuses on the relationships between image and memory, landscape and the experiencing body and results in performances and installations, videos, prints and objects.
Joris Perdieus is a visual artist, scenographer, sound designer and independent PhD researcher at LUCA School Of Arts Brussels and KULeuven University. He is a member of the INTERMEDIA and MEDIATED ENVIRONMENTS research groups. Joris’ research is located in the field of Sensorial Scenographics and looks into matters concerning the significance of ALONENESS IN SPECTATORSHIP, in relation to immersive spatial art- and performative practices.
Concept and performance: Evelien Cammaert & Joris Perdieus;
Advice dramaturgy: Bart Van Den Eynde; Thanks to: M-Leuven, STUK, C-Takt, Vlaams Kunstendecreet, TINY THINGS vzw, CC Brugge and Sam Wodinski