Using video and animated films, French artist Camille Henrot confronts the resonance of the past in myth and everyday life.
For example, in “Cities of Ys” she drew parallels between the mythical city of Ys in Brittany, France – where her own family is from — and the storytelling traditions of Louisiana’s Houma Indians, who speak a combination of 17th century French and native language.
Born in 1979, Henrot has already received numerous awards and fellowships, including the 2013 Venice Biennale’s Silver Lion, a 2013 fellowship with the Smithsonian Institution and the 2014 Nam June Paik award. She lives and works in New York.
Camille Henrot’s work is on view as part of the New Skin exhibition at the Aïshti Foundation, Jal el Dib