Sarah-Jane Norman presents video documentations of her work, exploring themes of memorialisation, endurance and the idea of performance as ritual.
6-7pm: IN CONVERSATION
Sarah-Jane Norman in conversation with Professor Anne Marsh on the potential of ritualised performance to speak through the space of cultural trauma.
Sarah-Jane Norman is an Australian artist and writer of British and Indigenous Australian heritage with ties to both Wannarua and Wiradjuri Nations, currently working between Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. Trained originally in devised theatre and movement practices, her work traverses performance, installation, sculpture, video, text and sound. Norman's primary medium is the body: the body as a spectacle of truth and a theatre of fantasy; a siphon of personal and collective memory; an organism with which we are infinitely familiar and eternally estranged; a site which is equally loaded and empty of meaning, where histories, narratives, desires and discourses converge and collapse.
Her work has been presented widely, including Venice International Performance Week (IT), Spill Festival of Live Art (UK), Fierce Festival (UK), In Between Time (UK), Arnolfini (UK), Performance Space (AU), Next Wave (AU), the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AU), Edinburgh Festival (UK) and Brisbane International Festival (AU).
Sarah-Jane Norman, Corpus Nullius/Blood Country, Unsettling Suite, 2013. Photo: Courtesy the artist
Monday 29 July 2015 5pm: Film screening 6pm: Sarah-Jane Norman’s Choice
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