My work concerns the way humankind inhabits space, especially architectural and urban space. I use sculptural forms and installations to explore both the formal aspects and the social reception of the human housing environment.I am interested in the way public space is shaped by urban planning and architecture.
I observe masses, textures, and space configurations. I am also interested in street furniture and in small elements that often go unnoticed: in all the little details that formally constitute the city. I question the constructed space and the shape of the house, which sometimes has lost its primary function of shelter. This leads to projects that examine all manners of spaces—livable and non-livable, closed and open, inside and outside, private and public.
Generally abstract and simple, my public installations and sculptures question the notion of constructed, delimited space. My work seeks to understand architectural and urban planning approaches in order to find new ways to address, through sculpture, problems of the body, space, and scale. Every one of my projects engages with the notion of architecture on some level: through the use of space, borrowed techniques, theoretical notions, or precise references to the architectural space of our everyday life.
Camille Rajotte recently began a PhD in Environmental Planning and Design at Université de Montréal. Shes holds a Master's Degree in Visual Art at Université Laval (2016) where she also obtained a Certficate in Architectural theory (2016) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual and Media Arts, international profile (2013). Recent activities of note include the realisation of the temporary public art project, La place reversée, in Barcelona (2016) and two solo exhibitions, one at the Galerie Caravansérail, in Rimouski (2016) and the other at the Galerie des arts visuels de l'Université Laval, in Quebec City (2015). In 2014, she is in an artist residency in Jiwar, research center for urban creativity in Barcelona, and ZK/U, research center for art and town planning in Berlin. She has participated in various events and group exhibitions in Canada, United States and Europe: ; Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal, Canada (2017) Gracia, Gallery ESPAI[B], Barcelona, Spain (2016), Aux alentours et en passant, Galerie Espace Projet, Montreal, Canada (2015), Translations, Feldenheimer Gallery of Reed College, Portland (Or), USA (2015), Translation /// Translation, Espace Projet, Montreal, Canada (2014), Banc d'essai, Galerie des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec, Canada (2012) and the Festival des arts éphémères de Marseille, France (2012).
Last update : April 2017
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