Camille Picquot (born 1990) is a young photographer and filmmaker from France, currently living and working in Brussels.
Picquot plays with the viewer’s perception by toying with accepted norms and expectations. Her work is as attractive as it is uncomfortable. The playful interaction between images and storylines results in a varied but consistent authorship. Both her photographs and her films seem to ignore the borders between fiction and reality, to be able to explore the implicit of our present time. Each photograph appears to contain an everyday scene or action, but look for longer and it becomes difficult to fathom the logic behind these acts. Her works possess strong tactile qualities, materials are touchable and people tangible. Hands and their gestures are a recurring motif, unfolding ideas around motor skills and movement.
She directed movies Hollow Hours (2016) and Cao Bang (2019). Her first film was awarded a Wild Card by VAF. Her book Domestic Flight has been published by Art Paper Editions in 2018 and her photographic work has been presented in solo exhibitions, among others, at FoMu Museum for photography in Antwerp, Hopstreet Gallery in Brussels or De Brakke grond in Amsterdam.
About ‘Domestic Flight’:
Domestic Flight is an attempt to reconstruct a fleeting perception that I encountered in an airport a few years ago, while I was waiting for a delayed plane. Domestic flight seems to believe that colours are able to shout and textures to smell. It is forced to keep everything at the right place but hopes for unforeseen circumstances, disorder and cohabitation of opposites. It wonders about control society.