A Haunting Symphony of Broken Glass
Jul 02, 2015
Poppy de Villeneuve
Every two years, each nation sends its finest contemporary artists to the Venice Biennale. Camille Norment is an artist whose work often aims to examine socio-cultural phenomena through sound and music. Standing in front of the shattered windows of the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Norment sheds light on her minimalist, multi-sensory installation, “Rapture,” in this short film by Poppy de Villeneuve. Norment has concocted a simple symphony of only a few notes that vibrate through broken glass. "This piece is not about things being destroyed or being torn apart, but it's about something being shaken up," she says. "Just like getting goosebumps from when you're happy about something or when you're frightened about something."
Author: Nadine Ajaka
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A curated showcase of short films selected by The Atlantic