Inspired by a residency in Paris and her particular interest in making the invisible visible, Jenn E Norton combines the influence of Art Nouveau with movement reminiscent of Loïe Fuller’s (1862 – 1928) 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.
Jenn E Norton is an interdisciplinary artist using stereoscopic interactive video, installation, sound, and kinetic sculpture. Working intimately with technologies she combines formal and intuitive processes.
Choreography performed by Katie Ewald.
Slipstream is organized and circulated by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, in collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and is curated by Linda Jansma and Crystal Mowry.