Camille Norment is motivated by a curiosity about the sonic dimensions of public life and her practice uses both harmony and dissonance as a lens to investigate social and political histories. At Logan Center Gallery, the U.S.-born, Oslo-based artist presents Untitled (Flame) – red flame, a newly-commissioned, immersive sound-based installation that brings together a range of voices combined with elements of sonic feedback and distortion. Drawing on a series of workshops in which the artist engaged with members of Chicago’s South Side community, the work investigates sounds produced by, with, and through the body as a tool for engendering solidarity, agency, and resistance.
Part of an expansive, ongoing project, Untitled (Flame) takes shape across two locations in Chicago, envisioned respectively as red flame and blue heat. In addition to the exhibition at the Logan Center Gallery, a performance at the Renaissance Society will be presented on December 14, 2019, with staging for the performance open to the public during the week.
Camille Norment: Untitled (Flame) – red flame is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and curated by Yesomi Umolu, Director & Curator with Katja Rivera, Assistant Curator and Alyssa Brubaker, Exhibitions Manager. This exhibition is made possible by support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Office of Contemporary Art in Norway, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center and is co-presented with The Renaissance Society.
Image: Camille Norment, Triplight, 2008, light sculpture. Photo by David Olivera