Initially conceived for the Estonian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, Norman’s film trilogy Orchidelirium (2022) examines the colonial history of Estonia and its contemporary ramifications. The exhibition at Centre Clark recontextualizes Orchidelirium in the context of Masquerades. By focusing on Norman’s trilogy of films, Rip-Off, Shelter, and Thirst, the intention is to highlight how mimetic attitudes become implemented. The installation plays with the sensual tension between the visible and the invisible to trace diagonal lines of vision in space, levers for overthrowing hierarchies.
Exhibition produced in partnership with Centre CLARK.
The exhibition received financial support from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.