Performance and visual artist Olivia Norris created this multilayered, multicoloured work for Wovoka Gentle's EP Start Clanging Cymbals.
"I listened to the album on full volume, thinking about the layers and layers of sounds they put into their tracks, focusing on trying to translate the blend of found sounds and digital distortions."
Olivia Norris describes her painting, film and performance work as exploring embodiment, contemporary femininity and vulnerability.
Olivia Norris's visual work for Wovoka reflects her hypnotic, distorted performances. As Stasis, she performs with Aniela Piasecka, Isabel Palmstierna and Paloma Proudfoot. They have performed at BALTIC39 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, alongside Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at the cult London concert venue Koko as part of DRAF’s 10th Anniversary Party during Frieze London, and further afield in an abandoned club with artist collective ‘No Hay Asasino’ in Madrid and fashion boutique Marselleria in Milan with visual artist Dafne Boggeri.
MA in Fine Art and History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art, 2010-2015
Kyoto Seika University, 2012 (semester abroad)
Awards: Winner of Best Music Video Thunderdance Film Festival, 2019. Winner of the John Moores Painting Award, 2018. Recipient of the Jerwood Visual Arts Micro Bursary, 2018. Winner of Best Visual Artist of the Year ESAF, 2015.
Selected Exhibitions: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Cob Gallery, London. Walker Gallery, Liverpool. Chaosdowntown, Ho Chi Min City and Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.
Film festivals: Thunderdance Festival, Raindance Festival, London Short Film Festival and performance venues include Battersea Arts Centre, The Place and Shoreditch Town Hall.
In 2018 Olivia co-devised a play called dressed which won a Fringe First at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and went on to do a UK tour ending at the British Council Showcase 2019. As a performer she has worked with artists such as Pester & Rossi, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Donna Huanca, Oriana Fox, Cecile B Evans, Molly Palmer, Beth Kettel, Phoebe Davies and Rebecca Lloyd-Evans.