Camille in Belgrade

5 December 2015

{Sunday}, 8.00 P.M.
Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju [CZKD], Birčaninova 21, Belgrade, Serbia

Kamila Klamut spectacle presented at the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Transgression", organized by Plavo theater on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. More information: http://plavopozoriste.com

Camille Claudel was a sculptress. She was also a sister of Paul Claudel and for ten years; the companion and artist-partner of August Rodin. She died seventy years ago. The last thirty years of her life Camille Claudel spent in a mental asylum.

The last photo ever taken of Camille provided an impulse that directly influenced the final shape of the performance. It features Camille together with a friend who visited her in the hospital. I imagined that the visits, which didn't occur very often during her 30 years in the asylum, may have evoked in her a cascade of memories. The memories whose shapes I sensed and clothed in my own sensitivity.

Kamila Klamut