Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1 pm
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On the occasion of her exhibition Plexus at Dia Chelsea, artist Camille Norment will be joined in conversation by Kathryn Yusoff, professor of inhuman geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London.
Kathryn Yusoff researches how the inhuman and the inorganic affect our understanding of environmental change and issues of race and subjectivity. She is professor of inhuman geography at the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London and the author of A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None (2018); Supplementary Information (SI) on “Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene” (with Nigel Clark), in e-flux; and “The Inhumanities,” in Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Her forthcoming book Geologic Life: Inhuman Intimacies and the Geophysics of Race addresses histories of geology and gravities of race. She received the Association of American Geographers 2022 Award for Creativity in Geography.
Camille Norment was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1970. She received a BA in comparative literature and art history from the University of Michigan in 1992, and an MFA and an MA in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University in 1994 and 1998. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program from 1994–95. Informed by the sonic, Norment’s practice spans drawing, installation, performance, sculpture, sound, and video. Her work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at Oslo Kunstforening, Norway; the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago; and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin. Several public works by Norment are permanently installed in Norway and Italy. She has recently performed at institutions including the Munch Museum, Oslo (2021); the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (with Hamid Drake, 2019); and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (with Craig Taborn, 2019). Her albums include Toll (2011) and the soundtrack and special edition LP for the film The Haunted (2017/20). Norment represented Norway in the 2015 Venice Biennale and has since participated in the biennials of Kochi-Muziris, India (2016); Montreal (2016); Lyon, France (2017); and Thailand (2018). She is prorector of research at the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of the Arts). She lives in Oslo.
Camille Norment: Plexus