Susan Norrie

7 August – 27 September 2009


Susan Norrie’s practice is concerned with the future of our planet. Her key interest, examined through fictional film and video combined with real events, is the environment and various catastrophes that are a consequence of humankind’s push for military supremacy and industrial power. Norrie’s acclaimed video project Enola pictures a world that has become mummified as a result of nuclear trauma.

Norrie’s new project SHOT explored aspects of outer space and our quest for enlightenment beyond our fragile, precarious world – a quest necessary not just for the sake of knowledge, but possibly for survival.

Susan Norrie's exhibition at Collective was part of the The Enlightenments, a series of new commissions and work new to Scotland organised by The Edinburgh International Festival. It took a very contemporary view of ideas and questions which first arose in Edinburgh during the 18th century Enlightenment.

Susan Norrie represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. In the last 20 years she has developed a practice that sees and uses art as a tool for political commentary. Norrie has exhibited at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Tate Modern, London, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool and Tate Britain, London, UK; KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Art Tower Mito Museum, Japan; and many more.

Read about Enola and SHOT in The List, MAP magazine, Daily Serving, The Guardian, and Art Daily

Read an interview with Susan Norrie about Enola and SHOT in the List

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