S.I.T.E: Screaming in the Everyday, 2009.
S.I.T.E: Screaming in the Everyday, documents Normoyle’s first series of outdoor performances.
Captured using a single, stationary camera, the artist performas in locations around Melbourne, Australia, such as Swanston Street in the city’s CBD, back alleys of urban suburb Brunswick, Melbourne’s General Cemetery and Parliament House and, on top of a park hill.
These performances form brief spikes in their audible context. Their brevity is based in an intention to create a burst of messy, corporeal vocal noise at volume, seeking–for a short few minutes–to re-orientate listening toward the amplified voice and invoke questions in the prospective ‘audience’ about sound in their environment.
During this period, the artist considered these performances sonic incursions that broke the perceived sonic homogeny of the post-industrial city environments within which I performed.
S.I.T.E: Screaming in the Everyday, was submitted to fulfil the requirements of the artist’s Honours thesis, at RMIT.
Exhibition history: Dogodek: The Event, 29th Biennial of Graphic Art, Slovenia.