Rapture // Camille Norment


When attending the 56th Venice Biennale, i experienced Camille Norment’s site specific, sculptural and sonic installation where the artist composed music on the glass armonica — an eighteenth century instrument that creates ethereal music from glass and water. Invented by Benjamin Franklin and once played by Mozart and Marie Antoinette, however it was banned because it was rumoured to cause a state of ecstasy and sexual arousal.

Norment explores music by creating a multi disciplinary space that reflects upon the history of water, glass and light in Venice. Exploring the relationship between the human body and sound through visual, sculptural and architectural stimuli.


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