Camille Marcoux

Biography and Statement

Descendant of French settlers and born in 1993, Camille Marcoux is an emerging interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, which has also served as a place of exchange for several first nations, including Kanien’kehà:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron-Wendat, Abenaki and Anishinaabeg. Through her artistic approach, Camille is interested in and studies the landscapes she travels and the different theories about our new geological era. In the form of video performances, installation and sculpture, her practice revolves around a variety of artisanal techniques. Drawing inspiration from Donna J. Haraway’s Chthulucene theory as well as the flora and fauna of her immediate environment, Camille’s goal is to create fossils of futuristic earth creatures in symbiosis with each other as well as landscapes abstract. Its ambition is to create an imaginary universe and to invite the public to question how we can learn to live better with Chthonic beings. The creation of this universe allows her to dream and think outside the box. Its purpose is to imagine what the landscapes and creatures of the Chthulucene era would look like.

Currently, Camille mainly works with paper pulp in the form of sculptures and bas-reliefs. Camille wishes to arouse the curiosity of the public and push them to visualize several worlds and coexisting realities.

 
Title: Graphiose
Year: 2020
Medium: Phragmites australis paper pulp, methyl cellulose.
Size: 10″/20″
 
 
Title: Le Cerf-Volant (The kite)
Year: 2021
Médium: Phragmites australis paper pulp, 100% cotton embroidery floss, reused cotton fabric, retainer line.
Dimensions (kite): 7.9’/1.11′
Video performance: https://youtu.be/8z0dWAu-unU
 
 
Title: La Traîne 
Year: 2021
Medium: Phragmites australis paper pulp, methyl cellulose, nails. 
Size: 2.5’/5′
 
Website: www.camillemarcoux.com
Insta: @camillemarcoux