On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway officially opened the Nordiske Paviljongen at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy.
During today’s event the crown princess presented, Rapture, American-born and Norwegian-based artist, Ms. Camille Norment. According to a press release, Rapture, is a:
“…site-specific multi-sensory space structured in three parts; 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.
Included is a composition by a chorus of 12 voices, and a new performance by the artist’s ensemble activating the rare glass armonica. This 18th century instrument creates music from the seductive touch of fingers on glass and water that has mesmerized the listener, as well as been feared and even banned.
Rapture will explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body, in a multi-sensory experience. The excitation of the body in our times is a site of contestation, as much a space of misuse, military and other, as it is of affirmation, as in the performative utterance of free speech, and the power of the body to assert its very existence.”
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