Evelien Cammaert (°1986, Brussels, BE) is a performance and visual artist. She obtained bachelors degrees in photography (NARAFI, Brussels BE 2010) and performance (Academy of Performing Arts, Maastricht NL, 2016).
With a background in both disciplines, she decided to combine them and create a hybrid language with also an important focus on sound, scenography and architecture.
“Bringing these different media into a dialogue, I find it interesting how interactions between different realities occur. In this way I’m, on the one hand, looking for a more complete sensorial experience of the phenomena and on the other, I’m trying to give a twist to the perception of them”.
The focus on the perception of time is a recurring underlying presence in her work. By slowing down the pace in her performances, or even freezing it (Slowblinking Eyes, Threethousandsixhundredseconds), Evelien tries to pull herself and the spectator out of our daily acceleration, in order to generate a collective concentration and space to alter the order of events. She looks for interactions between past and present, memory and live experience (Absorbing Exposure), or makes spatial interventions that respond to oppositions such as large and small, close by and far away (Tiny Things, pretty Far Away).