Six questions for
Camille Lévêque

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Camille Lévêque.

Artist Camille Lévêque
Lives in Alfortville, France

How do you describe your own art practice?

I am a visual artist with a multidisciplinary practice involving photography, video, collage, drawing, field recording and installation.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

Intergenerational and transgenerational transmission, memory, diaspora identities, family structures, cultural heritage and cultural reappropriation.

What was your first experience with art?

I was brought up in a family of intellectuals, so art has always had a central part in our lives. From a young age I would go to Museums very often and regularly, had subscriptions to art magazines meant for kids (they are fantastic) and was involved all through my school years in several creative activities. I have been very privileged to have this amount of culture hand out to me in such varied and beautiful ways, and it’s definitely had an impact on my perception of things and the way I work and think today.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Painting, social science studies, movies, medieval art, and the French radio station France Culture.

What do you need in order to create your work?

It really varies on what I am working on and where I am, but ongoing needs would be quiet time to research, a proper workspace, money to experiment with new materials/ tools, and emotional support.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Komitas by Don Askarian.

La Théorie de la Dérive, by Guy Debord.

Random textile artists I find on Instagram and whose works really are underrated.

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