For the last Artists’ Corner of 2021, Camille Bonneau and Petronella Åslund present a duo exhibition showing their most recent work. Both artists and long-time friends use the personal story as an accessible point of entry into discussing larger questions about photography. In this case, Petronella Åslund will present a series of photographs and sound pieces from her Master thesis work I AM FAT. Camille Bonneau is showing her latest photography book The Anatomy of Guilt, created during her IASPIS artistic residency at Konstepidemin.
As part of this exhibition, the artists will give a lecture about the challenges of working with aspects of personal experience within art: vulnerability, revisiting previous traumas and being able to explain and translate painful experiences. They will also talk about the many ways in which using the medium of personal experience to create art can be rewarding. Camille explores how dreams relate to trauma, sexuality and religious guilt, while Petronella uses the personal story to humanise fat people in a world where they are constantly objectified and demonised.
Opening and artist talk: Saturday December 11th
13.00: Opening of the exhibition at Artists’ Corner, Ateljé 303
14.00: Artist talk, the Green Room (The artist talk will be held in English)
The exhibition can be visited between December 11th and December 18th 2021.
During her studies in photography, Camille Bonneau adopted a deep personal narrative. She is versatile and has a very minimal approach to her creative process. After moving to Luxembourg she started to associate collages, texts, dreams, drawings, photographs, first in her travel diaries then in a daily journal. She likes to explain that her work contains neither heroes nor villains, which makes her art extremely relatable.
Petronella Åslund explores in her practice body politics and research in relation to the personal story. Her artistic drive lies in the desire to effect and change social structures and norms, to make them intersectionally inclusive. Using photography and sound Åslund shares her personal experiences to represent fat people as layered and complex human beings.
Konstepidemin’s AIR programme and this project are made possible by: Göteborg Stad, Västra Götaland region, Konstnärsnämnden, ABF