Series 4, Episode 8: Camille Dawson and Cristina Ottonello
Camille Dawson is a critically acclaimed comedy writer, performer and director. She is founder and Artistic Director of Frisky Arts. Camille has a multi art, anarchic and comedic style. The War Inside is inspired by her experience of struggling with autoimmune disease. The show shines a light on invisible illness, and takes the audience on a wild ride, inside the body. Alongside the show, The Tapestry of Imperfections is a collaboration with the public. This community artwork is a celebration of the growth and strength we develop by going through the imperfect moments of life.
Cristina Ottonello is a large-scale installation artist with a developed skillset in participatory projects with communities of interest and young people. She specialises in outdoor art and in the creation of large-scale temporary installations with a strong visual impact and wide-reaching public involvement. Her work is inspired by and replicating objects found in nature and science – fun, playful, animated and atmospheric works, often exhibited as part of outdoor festivals and light trails within heritage, cultural and garden sites and exhibited in many iconic sites throughout the UK and in Italy. Cristina was the designer for The War Inside, and the co facilitator of The Tapestry of Imperfections, the participatory work that runs alongside the show.