Jude Norris in Residence

Nov 1 — Dec 6, 2007



During her residency at Western Front, Jude Norris worked on a multi-channel video installation called Diary of a Nomad. This work used a variety of projected—often disparate—panoramas, lovingly collected during the artist’s “migratory cycles” between environments of urban and rural, high- and low-tech, and Indigenous and immigrant, for example. These digital landscapes expressed multiple dialogues, becoming at once a celebration of the land, a critique of western landscape traditions, and an exploration of how post-modern technologies and attitudes affect and/or translate into an inherently nomadic cultural approach to sustenance, lifestyle, and survival.

Norris presented an artist talk at the conclusion of her residency. She discussed her research process and creative approach of her video and installation practice as well as presented her work in progress.

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artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.