women's pavillion


Camille Norment
Rapture, 2015
Nordic Pavillon at the 56th Venice Biennale

If, as the Norwegian experimental composer Arne Nordheim commented, “Music lives in the span between poetry and catastrophe” the visitor to the Nordic Pavilion will walk into such a sculptural and sonic installation of conflicting forces, a place torn between poetry and catastrophe, a space between a body in trauma and a body in rapture. Rapture, a site-specific multi-sensory space structured in three parts; an architectural intervention, a set of performances by musicians and vocalists unfolding during the opening days and at specific times during the Biennale, and a series of three publications, which explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body.