Jenn E Norton

Jenn E Norton is an artist using time-based media to create immersive, experiential installations that reframe familiar objects, landscapes, and activities as fantastical, dreamlike occurrences.  Using stereoscopic, interactive video, animation, augmented reality, sound, and kinetic sculpture, Norton’s installations explore the blurring boundaries of virtual and physical realms. Often using video as a starting point within her process, Norton’s imaginative video compositions of disjunctive imagery are bound together in post-production, using a combination of pre-cinema and contemporary display technologies.
Norton’s recent animations and augmented reality apps draw upon her interest in the ways in which information is exchanged between humans, technology, or as seen in her recent solo exhibitions, plants. Current areas of research within Norton’s practice explores the use of metaphor in physics as both a conceptual genesis, communicative device, poetic practice, and demonstrative application of technological and natural phenomena. Recent national and international exhibitions include Lorna Mills’ ‘Ways of Something’ in DREAMLANDS: IMMERSIVE CINEMA AND ART, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in/future, at Ontario Place, and Slipstream, a nationwide touring solo exhibition that premiered at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. 2020 brings her augmented reality projects and single-channel animations to ELLEPHANT in Montreal, Hybrid Art Fair in Madrid, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Ontario while her installations will travel to Kelowna Art Gallery, and The Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. She has a PhD in Visual Arts at York University.