Camille Claudel was a sculptress. She was also a sister of Paul Claudel and for ten years the companion and artist-partner of Auguste Rodin. She died over 70 years ago. The last 30 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 – memories whose shapes I sensed and clothed in my own sensitivity.