Throughout her career, Oslo-based multimedia artist Camille Norment has explored what she has termed “cultural psychoacoustics,” focusing on the sociocultural valences of three tones: the bell, feedback, and the sine wave. Building on the titular exhibition at Dia Chelsea, Camille Norment: Plexus, the first US publication on the artist, unpacks those sonic phenomena, which together resonate with discrete yet overlapping ideas of time, spirituality, and the drone (bell); the decentralization of power, political struggles, and cybernetics (feedback); and purity and transcendence (sine wave). With an innovative all-vellum design, the book translates Norment’s sonic sensibility into print form. In addition to a conversation between Plexus curator Kelly Kivland and the artist herself, the volume features contributions from curators and scholars Legacy Russell and David Toop, as well as a poem extracted by Norment from a conversation she conducted with Fred Moten.
120 pages, 15 color illustrations
9.75 x 7.25 inches
Edited by Kelly Kivland and Sophia Larigakis. Text by Camille Norment, Legacy Russell, and David Toop. Interview by Kelly Kivland. Experimental fragments by Norment and Fred Moten
Camille Norment was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1970. She lives in Oslo.