The Artists

Camille Grenier

April 12th, 2016

Performance • Los Angeles, CA, USA •

“The part that we cannot control – this is what makes me feel alive.”


Unraveled Artist Interview:

Q: What is your philosophy on performance? If you do not have one, please talk about that instead.
A: As an artist I try to explore and understand the world I live in. I believe I am part of a fascinating generation: The 3rd industrial revolution and the development of transhumanism made the world evolve faster in 50 years than the last 5000 years. My goal is to expose and question these brutal changes and contradictions.

Q: What feelings affect you and influence you the most?
A: Feelings in general profoundly influence my work. I define myself as a histrionic actress dedicated to understanding human emotions. My work revolves around people, which are directly connected to emotions.

Q: How do you understand the interface between sound and visual?
A: I think visual and sound are two different and independently complex mediums. Once we try to connect them, for me, it’s like relationships. There is a rational need and a logical mechanism that we can anticipate, but then, there is the emotional part that is more mystical and that sometimes brings amazing surprises. The part that we cannot control – this is what makes me feel alive.

Q: Briefly explain how you begin your creative process and how you decide when something is done.
A: My creative process always starts with observing, which is constant. When an idea comes, I then try to explore until it clicks. Once I perform an idea in front of an audience, there is a new beginning that evolves every time. The project, in a way, is never done; that’s why I love performance.

Q: Do you believe in the process more than result or result more than process? Why?
A: If I were to focus my energy on the result, I would be miserable because I would never be satisfied at the end, or I would want more. I think that’s why artists create all their lives. It’s a constant need to explore more and go further. So I believe in the process; it is what fulfills me.

Q: Why do you value being part of an independent artist community?
A: As a woman artist trying to pursue an acting career in Hollywood, I feel very unsatisfied and even shocked by what the industry usually projects on screen. As an independent artist, I have more freedom to create my art without restrictions. Being surrounded by a community that shares these values is enriching. I’m truly convinced that we need more art and education.

Q: What is the range of methods, materials and styles you are most comfortable working with?
A: I have a background in theatre, so working with actors in a space, as a laboratory, is what makes me most comfortable.

Q: How can people support you further?
A: People can support me by coming to Unraveled Artist Events to support the project and help us collaborate with more artists around the world. Having a space to work and explore would also be helpful.

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