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Solid (Loud) Matter (2018).


Solid (Loud) Matter was a large-scale outdoor, solo scream performance created exclusively for Will to Form: Activated, presented by TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form in partnership with Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018. Set against the outer walls of the TarraWarra Museum of Art, the artist projected her particular style of uncompromising, guttural vocal music - in which she communes with amplifiers and tunes audio feedback with her body - through a monolith of 6 Marshall amplifier stacks, taking experimental music in the gallery context to new volumes.

Solid (Loud) Matter builds on Normoyle’s established practice, which disrupts the supposed quietude of the art gallery and investigates aesthetic and literal expressions of the voice and body through sound materials, noise making and their relationship to location and environment.

Performance Manager: Mikhaela Rodwell
AV documentation and post production: Hospital Hill
Location audio: Simon Pentz, Chris Cork

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.













Images: Redfish Bluefish Photographic.