Published to support the solo touring exhibition of the same name, this publication celebrates the work of Canadian artist Jenn E Norton. Inspired by Art Nouveau scenography and spectral forms of technology, Norton creates an immersive installation wherein the reflected image of a dancer moves across the gallery space, implicating the viewer in their choreographed dance. The movement is reminiscent of Loïe Fuller’s (1862 – 1928) influential and often imitated serpentine dance. Credited as an innovator of modern dance, Fuller used her voluminous robes as a performative sculptural object, radically positioning dance within a conceptual realm. Channeling theatrical strategies from a century ago, Norton employs choreographed movements and digital technologies to position the body as a site of metamorphic potential.
Published to accompany an original exhibition that will tour across Canada from 2018 - 2020.
Jenn E Norton: Slipstream is distributed by ABC Art Books Canada and can be purchased from ABC, book retailers, and co-publishing galleries.
Jenn E Norton: Slipstream
Co-published by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, and Dunlop Art Gallery, 2018.
76 pp colour pages, 1 foldout
8.5 x 9.625 in, softcover