Camille Norment’s site-specific work at Poda Island strikes the greatest sense of surrealistic wonder. A cluster of eight larger-than-life drumsticks emerge through the ground, interspersed between the lines of young pine trees by the beach. Many of the drumsticks are broken, like fallen trees effected by wind and time. While the dramatic sight of the drumsticks elicits the site of trees that have been felled by the wind, striking awe in the belief that some invisible force could be so strong, the appearance of drumsticks and their historical association to power structures amplify this sense of discombobulation. In the global anxiety of today, the surreal and wondrous appearance of Norment’s installation resonates with today’s bewildering sense of change, as well as the planet’s ever so fragile and volatile conditions. ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
Camille Norment was born and educated in the U.S. before relocating to Oslo, Norway where she now lives and works. Norment’s work utilises the notion of cultural psychoacoustics as both an aesthetic and conceptual framework. She defines this term as the investigation of socio-cultural phenomena through sound and music – particularly instances of sonic and social dissonance, and works through sound as a force over the body, mind, and society.