a collaboration with CAMILLE HANNAH
Anastasia La Fey was excited and honoured to, in late 2017, to be invited to collaborate with internationally recognised, award-winning, Melbourne artist Camille Hannah.
The work created in response to Camille's remarkable paintings was included in her solo exhibition - BARBARIANS - and showed at Sophie Gannon Gallery, in Melbourne, May/ June 2018.
Expanding on both techniques and concepts explored in OBAKE - Brutal White, and in her ongoing investigations within Stage #1 - EGG - of development of THE CHRYSALIS PROJECT, La Fey affected not only the structure of silk cloth through fabrication but also its texture and colour, through natural dye processes, to create MUTAFORMA - an undulating silken structure which continues to invoke her imaginings of cloth as both sculpture and transformative chrysalis as well as evoking the concept that a fully sentient being should wear its nervous system externally.
Camille's installation-based exhibition continues the ideas she established in Milan 2016 in a solo exhibition titled ‘Neuromancer’, and included one of La Feys' inhabitable sculpture MUTAFORMA, existing both as an opening night performance installation work - in collaboration with dancer James Andrews & sound artist Michele Vescio - and as a static sculptural work throughout the duration of the exhibition.