Spit Crystal, Inés Cámara Leret
Somerset House Studios resident

Inés Cámara Leret

Experimental artist exploring concepts central to ecology and memory.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Recording a breath on a stone’s memory. The crystallisation of saliva. Capturing rainfall through asphalt. Ines Camara Leret’s work adopts the role of an alchemist who observes, understands and rearranges a system’s structure. Sustained by a strong conceptual research practice, her work explores arts, ecology and memory, questioning the symbiosis between cause and effect. With a heavy focus on experimental innovation, a critique is made of established research methodologies exposing the conceptual and material risks involved in the process of making.

CapturedRainfallThroughAsphalt, Inés Cámara Leret
CapturedRainfallThroughAsphalt, Inés Cámara Leret

Inés’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in a variety of contexts. She presented work at the Masters and Servers programme / Abandon Normal Devices Fair in Rijeka (Croatia) in 2015, and has recently been commissioned by Science Gallery London’s seasonal programme, Mouthy, to work alongside the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics & the Salivary Biology Department based at King’s College to produce Spit Crystal. As a result of a collaboration between Inés, Susana Cámara Leret, María Boto Ordoñez and the Diatom Laboratory of León, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and León (MUSAC) has also commissioned the production of Land of Diatoms, under the season of exhibitions exploring common goods during 2017.

MemoryStone, Inés Cámara Leret
MemoryStone, Inés Cámara Leret

Ines’ practice experiments with chemistry, biology and physics. As well as continuing her research in this area, she plans to develop new digital and woodworking skills during her residency.

SpitCrystal(process), Inés Cámara Leret, Originally commissioned by Science Gallery London
SpitCrystal(process), Inés Cámara Leret, Originally commissioned by Science Gallery London