Venice Biennale 2015:
Sofia Jernberg and Camille Norment
American-born and Oslo based, Camille Norment’s practice spans performance, installation, drawing and sound. Her work explores how the body is connected through sound with our environment, and reflects upon the power of dissonance to carve out a space for new, affirmative thinking. She performs solo, with other musicians in selected projects, and with her ensemble, the Camille Norment Trio, consisting of Vegar Vårdal (Norwegian hardanger fiddle), Håvard Skaset (electric guitar), and Camille Norment (glass harmonica).
Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish soprano, voice-artist, improviser and composer. Between 2002 and 2004, Jernberg studied jazz at Fridhems Folk High School. Later she studied for Per Mårtensson and Henrik Strindberg at The Gotland School of Music Composition. In 2008, she received the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's jazz award. Jernberg is the leader (together with the pianist Cecilia Persson) of the chamber jazz group Paavo. Jernberg is also working on the contemporary classical music scene, in which she serves as both singer and composer.
Venice Biennale 2015: 9 May – 22 November:
Norway is the sole commissioner of the Nordic Pavillon in the Giardini for the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, for the first time in its history. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) has selected artist Camille Norment’s ´Rapture´. The project is commissioned and curated by Katya García-Antón in collaboration with Antonio Cataldo, Senior Programmer, OCA. nyMusikk is one of the contributors to this project, together with OCA and Ultima.
“Camille Norment is one of the most exciting artists working in Norway today, creating work to be experienced viscerally and poetically. Her practice is unusual in that it crosses the fields of art and music, mining historical and sonic dichotomies to trace unresolved social dialogues that continue today.”
Curator Katya García-Antón