Artist statement

It was during my studies in the school of theatre that I realized how powerful and touching the artist may be when transforming simple moments of life. Aiming at the recreation of vivid personal memories and at the exposure of deep and universal human emotions, I have been developing autobiographical narratives in live, video and audio performances, as well as in video installations.

The question of absence, present throughout my work with a high level of intimacy, creates a strong relationship with the audience. Recurrent topics like absence, mourning, self-preservation have been used as content of those performances. I strive to deal with it in a poetic way mixed with sarcasm and irony. In my point of view, personal stories reach universal aspects, connecting the experiences of performer and audience, through identification and mirroring.

Feedback from different audiences always showed me that smoothness and confidence are precious tools in the relationship of the subjects involved in a performative experience.

Camila Rhodi