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Kristina Norman

Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008

Kristina Norman (b. 1979, lives and works in Tallinn) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker. Her work is primarily rooted in her immediate surroundings and maintains a consistent political and documentary commitment. Her work has been included in international exhibitions and festivals since 2006, such as the Biennale of Young Artists (Tallinn) and the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Norman’s After-War represented Estonia at the 53rd International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

Dear Paul, I am Kristina Norman, the artist you are supposed to meet at the biennial in Berlin…. Actually, I dreamt of writing you a thousandthanks letter about five years ago when I read your wonderful book called Superforce. You opened a new world to me. The way Superforce is written and the book’s message was something I would never have expected from a book I bought by chance because of its funny name from a second-hand bookshop in a provincial Estonian town. “It’s been on the shelf for years and nobody wants it anyway ’cause it’s in Russian,” I was told. It was published in Moscow in 1984 and its name in Russian is Supersila. Thus, by a stroke of luck, this book became the single most important source of inspiration for my art practice and changed my whole way of thinking. I wonder what you think about my film The Field of Genius (which got its kick start by your mention of Albert Einstein in Superforce) and whether it could possibly inspire a topic for your lecture (or performance) at the biennial. Very much looking forward to your reply. With warmest regards, Kristina Norman.
Norman’s Field of Genius is accompanied by an artist’s book published as part of “On Paper”, a cooperation between the 5th biennal and A Prior magazine. Kristina Norman, born 1979, lives and works in Tallinn (EE). Paul Davies is theoretical physicist and cosmologist at the Arizona State University. He lives and works in Arizona (US). (BB5)

Norman contributed the project Monolith to A Prior #17 and also made an Artist's book and poster published by A Prior on the occasion of the artists participation in the 5th Berlin Biennial 2008 on the occasion of On Paper, a special collaborative project between 5th Berlin Biennial and A Prior Magazine On Paper II, The Print Series.

Drawings and texts by Kristina Norman

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Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
Kristina Norman, Monolith, A Prior #17, 2008
 

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