Using MRI to calculate the specific mass of six internal organs, Norrie has created objects of equivalent mass drawing upon mythic, medical and metaphoric readings of the brain, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, uterus and the skin. In a series of seven images Norrie has chosen specific visual descriptions of each organ that are subsequently enhanced or displaced in a live act. In considering the weight of metaphor, metaphysics and specific mass carried within the unseen body, Norrie has selected actions that convey the paradox between the invisible presence of somatic interiority and how it has been described.
Performed over seven nights, 7,013g generates an anatomy using objects and actions such as a chandelier, self-hypnosis, a sunbed, anamorphosis, a hi-vis suit, a crane and conquistador armour to predict, consider and dismember the body both imagined and denied.
Kirsten Norrie is a live artist, musician and writer. Recent musical ventures include the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, supporting The Fall at the Carling Academy, Islington and London Lip with Iain Sinclair, Brian Catling, Michael Moorecock and Alan Moore. She is one of six members of the international performance group The Wolf in Winter, and has performed solo world wide, including Vietnam, Germany, US and Spain. Norrie writes for Art Monthly and is currently completing her first solo album.
With thanks to Dr. Matthew Wood, Prof. Brian Catling and Dr. Sarah Simblet.
• Live acts: 6.30 - 7pm. Doors close at 6.30pm
Lungs (Tue 4 Mar 2008)
Skin (Wed 5 Mar 2008)
Spleen (Thu 6 Mar 2008)
Uterus (Fri 7 Mar 2008)
Liver (Sat 8 Mar 2008)
Heart (Tue 11 Mar 2008)
Brain (Wed 12 Mar 2008)
• Preview: Tue 4 Mar, 6.30 - 7.30pm
• ‘Influence of a Hidden Heart’ by Prof. Brian Catling: Thu 6 Mar 5 - 6 pm
Brian Catling is a renowned international performance artist and poet. His interest in human anatomy is far reaching, from his role as Head of Anatomy at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, to his work with
disability and the visual arts.
• Artist’s Talk: Wed 12 Mar 5 - 6 pm
What: Kirsten Norrie - 7,013g
Where: OVADA, 21 Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2AQ
When: Wed 5 – Wed 12 Mar 2008
Open Tue - Fri, 10am - 5pm; Sat 11am - 4pm
Live acts 6.30 - 7pm. Doors close at 6.30pm.
Preview: Tue 4 Mar, 6.30 - 7.30pm
‘Influence of a Hidden Heart’ by Prof. Brian Catling: Thu 6 Mar 5 - 6 pm
Artist’s Talk: Wed 12 Mar 5 - 6 pm
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