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S.J. Norman S.J. Norman i(11336267 works by)
Also writes as: Onyx B. Carmine
Gender: Non-binary
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wiradjuri
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'S.J. Norman is a cross-disciplinary artist and writer. Their work traverses performance, installation, sculpture, text, video and sound. Live performance remains the core of their practice: working with extended duration, task-based, and endurance practices, as well as intimate/one-to-one frameworks, Norman’s primary medium is the body: the body as a spectacle of truth and a theatre of fantasy; a siphon of personal and collective memory; an organism with which we are infinitely familiar and eternally estranged; a site which is equally loaded and empty of meaning, where histories, narratives, desires and discourses converge and collapse.

'Norman has toured, exhibited, performed and spoken about their work internationally and in Australia, including Venice International Performance Week (IT), Spill Festival of Live Art (UK), Fierce Festival (UK), In Between Time (UK), Arnolfini (UK), Performance Space, Sydney (AU, Next Wave (AU) and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AU), Edinburgh Festival (UK) and Brisbane International Festival (AU), Melbourne Festival (AU), Dancehouse (AU), Tarnanthi Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art (AU) and Tate Modern (UK).

'A proud Indigenous Australian of both Wiradjuri and European heritage, they grew up in Sydney and regional NSW. They have lived in the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, and divide their time between Berlin and regional NSW.'

Source: Vital Statistix ( (Sighted: 07/06/2017)

Most Referenced Works


  • Their piece 'Blood from a Stone' was longlisted for the Lifted Brow's 2018 Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction.

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