This event is held on behalf of the exhibition Camille Norment: Untitled (red flame), on view at the Logan Center Gallery November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Camille Norment uses both harmony and dissonance as a lens to investigate social and political histories. The U.S.-born, Oslo-based artist has coined the term “cultural psychoacoustics” to describe the way in which she activates and explores various soundscapes in relationship to their cultural contexts and dimensions of public life. Her most recent work is an expansive, ongoing project entitled Untitled (Flame) that takes shape across the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Renaissance Society, envisioned respectively as red flame and blue heat.
Anna Martine Whitehead is an artist working in performance who has been presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the San José Museum of Art; Velocity Dance Center, Seattle; the Chicago Cultural Center; Links Hall, Chicago; AUNTS, New York; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She has developed her craft working closely with Onye Ozuzu, Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, BodyCartography Project, Julien Prévieux, Jesse Hewit, and the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project, among others. She has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the Graham Foundation, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 3Arts, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Rauschenberg Foundation, and Djerassi. She has written about blackness, queerness, and bodies in action for Art21, C Magazine, frieze, and Art Practical, and has contributed chapters to a range of publications, including Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings (Oxford University Press, 2017), Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Sobsercove, 2016), Platforms: Ten Years of Chances Dances (Chances Dances, 2016), and Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism (NYU Press, 2009). She is the author of TREASURE | My Black Rupture (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016).
[Photo by Shereen Marisol Meraji]