Camille Norment to Represent Norway at 2015 Venice Biennale

Camille Norment has been selected to Represent Norway at the 56th Venice Biennale Photo: Herman Dreyer/OCA via Morgenbladet

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) has announced that Camille Norment has been selected to represent the Norway at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, e-flux reports.

According to the OCA’s press release, Norment is developing a project that will explore the theme of dissonance by mixing sound, installation, light sculptures, drawing, performance, and video. The US-born Oslo-based artist will also tackle the socio-political uses of sound.

“Sound, like experience, is fleeting but it leaves traces in the mind and in the body,” Norment explained in the press release. “As such it is historic, and a viable tool for anticipating what is to come.”

Norment’s practice draws significantly on political and social motifs. Her approach to art is rooted in an interdisciplinary aesthetic, heavily influenced by her background in music, dance, and the arts.

Norment’s project is curated by OCA director Katya García-Antón, in collaboration with Antonio Cataldo, OCA senior programmer.

The 56th edition of the Venice Biennale marks the first occasion in which Norway will be the sole exhibitor at the Nordic Pavillon, which is currently being rotated among nations from the region (Sweden occupied it in 2011 and Finland in 2013.)

The 56th Venice Biennale will run from May 9th to November 22nd, 2015.


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