Trained as artists and teachers with extensive experience in creating public and pedagogical engagements for up to 400 people at once, CamLab is the eleven-year collaborative art practice of Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman. The duo’s sculptural, video-based, and social practice work has been exhibited internationally, as well as extensively in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum, The Armory Center for the Arts, and Occidental College’s Weingart Galleries. CamLab has co-taught classes of its own design at California State University, Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, Ox-Bow School of Art, and Occidental College. CamLab’s feminist and collective practice models a horizontal and intimate relationship, which they believe is necessary in a culture that tends to devalue compassion, communal concerns, the mental health of women, and radical care. As artists, the duo looks for embodied and innovative ways to understand and address contemporary problems, in particular the persistence of both the patriarchy and of rape culture, the latter defined by the Feminist Campus organization as a complex set of beliefs that create an environment in which sexual violence is prevalent and normalized.
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