Recording breaths on a limestone’s memory, growing crystals from saliva or capturing rainfall by using asphalt. Inés' work examines ideas central to the fields of identity, memory and ecology exploring life through materials that are static, at times inert, or seemingly ephemeral. This approach has led her to collaborate with experts whose knowledge ranges in diverse subject matters including: chemists, physicists, crystallographers, biologists, and botanists.
Throughout her work she combines a strong research approach with a highly experimental making process. Sparked by an inherent curiosity towards materials research takes the shape of many forms and is of processual nature. In the past this has included simple experiments, observational studies, sifting through archives and interviewing those with academic and traditional knowledge. After a variety of source material is collected narratives begin to arise that thread apparently distant subject matters defining the conceptual framework of each work. This cross-disciplinary way of working allows for new relationships to be established providing alternative insights and exploring contemporary culture from unconventional perspectives.
Inés has exhibited internationally and nationally and has worked with institutions like: King’s College London, Drugo More, Abandon Normal Devices, MU Artspace, Science Gallery London and the Museum of Contemporary Art of León in Spain, MUSAC. Since 2016 she is a resident at Somerset House Studios from where she continues to develop her practice.
Short film on ongoing work, Atlas
Inés Cámara Leret
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