Supernormal is a surprising new addition to the summer calendar, a spontaneous and experimental artist-led event located in the magical looking-glass world that is Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. Supernormal returns to the fundamental spirit of utopianism, imagination and adventure that is all too often lost in the financially-driven, artistically nondescript realm of the twenty-first century festival circuit.

Supernormal investigates the power of multiple arts practice to reshape the festival format through collective action. The first SUPERNORMAL in 2010, headlined by Faust, was a heady, refreshing weekend of magic and mayhem, and this year’s event builds on its spirit by welcoming a host of guest curators, including Rocket Recordings, Heidi Heelz (Dice Club), and visual arts curator Matilda Strang, who have assembled a fresh, diverse and sparkling array cult live music, performance, discussion and cutting edge contemporary art.

SUPERNORMAL is an intimate event for an audience of five hundred, allowing the exploration of the site and out-buildings where a whole range of events will take place. Not run for profit, it is organised and curated by a small network of artists and musicians who share the aims and ethos of this truly alternative event.

Its visual arts programme utilises the context of Supernormal as a site of experimentation, aiming to revisit the role of the ‘festival’ as a facilitator for contemporary arts practice that is framed by collective, live and social dimensions.

Participating artists for the project include Lucienne Cole, Juneau Projects, Tai Shani, Dirty Electronics in collaboration with Anat Ben-David and The a.P.A.t.T. Orchestra. Combining work commissioned specially for the project, and other previously made works selected specifically for the visual arts project and its context, artists have been chosen for their multidisciplinary and relational nature of practice that is situated at the intersection of art, performance, music and subculture. Workshops, discussions and screenings take place at various times around different areas of the site

Invited curators, writers and critics contribute to the In Discussion series of events, which takes place in conjunction with the visual arts programme.

Postcode: Braziers Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN
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