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THE WORK

In my visual art practice, I concentrate on investigating - using generic and haptic hand gestures and repetitions - gaps that occur between linguistic and bodily expressions. In parallel, in my writing I examine the same topics with words, which I analogically dot, weave, tie and knit together through their etymology.

This I call, following the symptom or the clue, and is in the areas of the body that which often feels unmentionable and beyond verbal description: The areas where a thing or a feeling - a certain experience - has not yet become a word, but only exists as a jumble of characters, affects and spaces.

I rehearse symbolic movements, colors and structures within a binary structure and dis-structure which for me is fundamental. This connection between the abstract and the concrete, and the liminal space in between in shaping an imago or concept through time, spans both the visual and written practice.

ON THE SUBJECT OF WORK

Artist reflections

It is all about perspective.

Through my artistic praxis, I examine and use written and visual concepts that can move any story or visual work towards deeper layers or broader meaning.

Repetition, both unconscious and conscious, bodily as well as mental, physical symptoms and psychological symbols, is in this respect engaged for the incorporation of all parts of work, as a tool for further investigation and possible meaning making of underlying structures.

I like to think that I assist the actual piece of work to reach a state of enquiry, between the obvious and the not so obvious, a lingering threshold.

Feel free to browse through my website and should you have any questions be welcome to contact me.

Best wishes,

Camilla Howalt

ON THE SUBJECT OF I

Bibliographical notes

I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1968 into a family of 5-10 people.
Here I took my primary and secondary education before endeavouring onto what should become a BA hons in Fine Art and a MA in Philosophy, Art Theory & Aesthetics in London, United Kingdom.

Due to various international work postings within my family, I traveled very early on to several locations in Africa, trips that have absolutely affected my view on life.

Later on, I went to America and large parts of Europe. I speak several languages, am curious about the world and other people, and as an adult have lived, educated myself, worked and had children abroad. Today I live in Malmö, with my two children, Oscar 19 and Selma 17.

Contact

For enquiries about my visual and written work, prices or other, please send me an email on

camillahowalt@gmail.com

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