Dec 14th 2019

Intermissions: Camille Norment

@ The Renaissance Society

5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Saturday, December 14th, from 7PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, December 14th

Intermissions: Camille Norment

As part of the Renaissance Society’s Intermissions series, Camille Norment presents an exploration of audio feedback and other sonic textures within the open gallery space. A meditation on the fullness of silence, this performance is part of Untitled (Flame), an expansive ongoing project by the U.S.-born, Oslo-based artist that takes shape across the Renaissance Society and the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts—envisioned respectively as blue heat and red flame.

The Renaissance Society’s distinctive architecture forms an unusually dynamic acoustic environment with its high ceilings, hard surfaces, and angular walls. For Untitled (blue heat), Norment brings this space to life with an array of speakers, microphones, and effects, establishing and manipulating a number of active feedback loops shaped by the room’s characteristic resonant frequencies.

Over the course of the week (Dec 10-13), Norment experiments with and fine-tunes this system, inviting the public to join her in the space and listen to the process during certain open hours each afternoon. Her engagement culminates in a live evening performance (Dec 14), alongside master drummer Hamid Drake, as the duo draws on Norment’s work here and explores complex interactions between rhythm and reverberation.

In addition to Norment’s performance and listening hours at the Renaissance Society, her concurrent exhibition at the Logan Center Gallery is on view through January 5, 2020.

Intermissions is supported by a gift from Mirja and Ted Haffner. Norment’s presentation is made possible with support from Office for Contemporary Art, Norway and Threshold Acoustics. Untitled (Flame) is co-presented with Logan Center Exhibitions.

TUE, DEC 10–SAT, DEC 14, 2019

Open gallery hours: Tue–Fri, 2–5PM
Reception and artist talk: Tue, 6PM
Live performance with Hamid Drake: SAT, 7PM

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