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Camille Norment: Plexus, Context and Constellations

Camille Norment Performance

Friday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Dia Chelsea

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Friday, November 11, 6:30 pm        

Dia Chelsea
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York

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As an extension of her exhibition Plexus at Dia Chelsea, artist Camille Norment will stage a one-time performance, bringing a small ensemble of instrumentation and vocals to the gallery in collaboration with the feedback created by the work itself.

Randy Gibson is a Hudson Valley­­–based artist, composer, and vocalist. A longtime student of the Minimalist artists La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Gibson rigorously explores the transdisciplinary potential of a precise set of numerical relationships while inviting stasis and reflection. In 2016 Gibson was awarded a NYFA fellowship in music and sound. His three-and-a-half-hour-long piano work The Four Pillars Appearing… was named 2017 classical album of the year by Textura. His album Distant Pillars, Private Pillars (2020) is available on GALTTA Media. Commissions for performance, dance, film, installation, and fixed media include works for Transit New Music Festival, Dia Art Foundation, Erik Carlson, R. Andrew Lee, Kim Olson/Sweetedge, Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, Scott Worthington, and The Tapeworm. Gibson has presented performances and installations at festivals around the world including the Avant Music Festival in New York; Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art in Minneapolis; the Nief-Norf festival in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Transit New Music Festival in Leuven, Belgium. 

Lisa E. Harris, Li, is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, creative soprano, performer, composer, improviser, writer, singer, songwriter, researcher, educator, and cultural producer from Houston. Harris’s course “Sound, Mind and Body: Achieving Spiritual Harmony in an Out of Tune World” is a recent cross-disciplinary addition to the department of music at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harris is an artist in residence at Harvard ArtLab and the recipient of the 2021 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Dorothea Tanning Award in Music/Sound. In 2022 she was a fellow at the Brown Foundation at the American Academy in Rome and at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Harris is the founder and creative director of Studio Enertia, an arts collective and production company in Houston. Studio Enertia produced Harris’s ten-year-long durational opera film Cry of the Third Eye (2020), which archives the effects of development and the displacement of people and culture in her Houston neighborhood. In 2018 she created and curated Houston’s inaugural Free Time Flow Festival at MacGregor Park. In 2023 at Carnegie Hall in New York she will join flautist Claire Chase in a performance, Pauline at 90, celebrating the legacy of the humanitarian composer and Houstonian Pauline Oliveros.

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, Canada (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.

Mariel Roberts is a cellist and composer. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation as an interpreter, improvisor, and composer has contributed to a body of work that bridges avant-garde, contemporary, jazz, classical, and traditional music. Roberts has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across four continents, most notably as a member and co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, as well as with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Mivos Quartet, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Ensemble Signal. She appears regularly on major stages for new music such as the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Wien Modern in Austria, Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Cervantino Festival in Mexico, and Klang Festival in Denmark. Roberts has been featured on a wide variety of recordings, including titles released by Innova Records, Albany Records, and New World Records. Her compositions have been performed at venues such as Merkin Hall and Miller Theater in New York City. Roberts has released two solo albums of new works commissioned for her: Nonextraneous Sounds (2012) and Cartography (2017).

Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, and began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of thirteen. He made his debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic at the opening series of their 2019 season. Considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. He is the editor of Sound American Publications, a journal dedicated to the idea that music is for everyone. The journal features the ideas and work of musicians through their own words and has released twenty-nine issues to date. He is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, the Spencer Glendon First Principles Prize, and a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA artist fellowship.


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