Susan Norrie, Australia, 2004Video / metal and wooden stools, DVD, colour, stereo sound 8:40 mins
Courtesy: the artist and Mori Gallery, Sydney
|Enola Susan Norrie|
is named after the plane that delivered the nuclear bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
The work was filmed in a miniature theme park at Tobu World Square in Fuji-wara-cho, Tochigi prefecture, Japan. The park comprises 102 models of famous edifices of the world at 1/25 of their actual size. Enola
is informed by the development of history, otherworldly journeys (in time and place) and apocalyptic upheaval. The only two people in Enola
are dressed in outmoded, futuristic clothing, reminiscent of B-Grade science fiction movies from the 1950s and 1960s: they are survivors and time travellers in a lost world. Enola
's soundtrack simulates muzak that is used to lull people into believing in a Brave New World. - Susan NorrieSusan Norrie, b. 1953, Sydney, Australia
Susan Norrie has been working in painting, installation and still photography for more than twenty years. Since the mid 1990s, she has explored natural and man-made disasters as a metaphor for humanity in crisis.
Norrie has been the artist in residence at the University of Melbourne, and at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Over the last two decades Norrie has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including at the Biennale of Sydney in 1996 and 2004; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Liverpool Biennial 2000; Kiasma, Helsinki; and the Hamburger Bahnof, Berlin.
Video Technicians: Koichi Kido, Yusanari Ikeda
Performer: Yuki Tanabe
Post Production: Greg Ferris
Sound technician: Robert Hindley