In an otherwise empty gallery space, six reflective panels positioned in an inward-facing ring create channels of infinite regress. A dancing figure in the form of a spiraling flurry of silk moves from one panel to another. As the dancer traverses the ring, it appears that the viewer and the figure share the same physical space. Inspired during a residency in Paris, Norton looks to 19th century inventor and modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller’s choreography and costume design as a performative sculptural object.
Slipstream was curated by Linda Jansma and Crystal Mowry and organized and circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in collaboration with Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Please note: The exhibition space is very dark due to the nature of this installation. A Gallery Attendant is present during open hours to provide any assistance needed.