Camel Collective is formed by artists Carla Herrera-Prats and Anthony Graves and was formed as a collective in 2005. Their projects use performance, video, sculpture and photography to create works that deal with the notions of contemporary work, power and production . Their visual language is based on narrative theater and dramaturgy, combined with irony and research, and incursions into marginal histories and critical pedagogies. Their narrative videos replicate social fields, examining the contradictions of “immaterial” work, the immateriality of the post-production inventory of mechanized effects, and the myths of cultural production. Camel works in the intersection of various disciplines and with the collaboration of a variety of professionals to question the demand to behave professionally and to maintain at the same time the creative heterodoxy. Theatricalized scenarios become exhibitions for the productive frictions generated when the genres are crossed – the illumination design becomes an illumination on the work, the discourse becomes a chorus, the documents become a strike, a political impasse becomes Makes it an occasion for painting.
For the MUAC, Camel Collective presents new work “The distance between Pontresina and Zermatt is the same as that of Zermatt to Pontresina” is a two-channel video of 25 minutes with sound, accompanied by a series of drawings and photographs whose center is a selection of letters between two German Jewish intellectuals: Theodor Adorno And Herbert Marcuse. The letters address the divergent positions of thinkers about the revolutionary power of student movements in the US in 1969. Germany and the responsibilities and obligations of intellectuals in relation to protest and direct action. This work investigates what it means to embody or “touch” the theory. Artists ask what role the sensual can play in the gap between the text and the world, or in other words, between theory and practice.