Welcome to the audio file of the singing clay. The main catalyst for the publication “Soils of Thought”. <3

Soils of thought is a collaborative publication made together with writer Inge Schilperoord and textile artist Aliki van der Kruijs. Both reacted to the making process of the artwork “A sense of direction” and their takes on it all were collected in the form of this booklet, containing an introduction on what happened, a short story, a collection of process pictures and a log written during the act of digging.

The publication was designed by Studio Exercises and printed at the Jan Van Eyck Academy Printing & Publishing Lab.

Soils of Thought is available for purchase from the artist (email) and the Jan Van Eyck Academy shop.


In his interdisciplinary practice, Ignace Cami (°1986, BE) takes folk culture as a starting point to make objects, sculptures, installations and writings. He thereby activates the contemporary meaning of local history.

Trained as a printmaker and sculptor, Cami started moving towards more active and social ways of distributing his projects. Each project creates a new platform for social interaction. By emphasizing familiarity in his own tender and playful way, he pushes the boundaries of performativity and storytelling.


He also ran the artist run CRYING space with Ward Zwart and is a part of collaborative projects like Haas & Gaai, Boris & Kitchenknife and Nestvlieders.

+ CV & selected shows