pulse – Formations

Artist: Camille Norment

Camille Norment’s site-specific work at Poda island strikes the greatest sense of surrealistic wonder. A cluster of eight larger-than-life drumsticks emerge through the ground, interspersed between the lines of young pine trees by the beach. Many of the drumsticks are broken, like fallen trees effected by wind and time. While the dramatic sight of the drumsticks elicits the site of trees that have been felled by the wind, striking awe in the belief that some invisible force could be so strong, the appearance of drumsticks and their historical association to power structures amplify this sense of discombobulation. In the global anxiety of today, the surreal and wondrous appearance of Norment’s installation resonates with today’s bewildering sense of change, as well as the planet’s ever so fragile and volatile conditions.


The First Thailand Biennale2018 - Edge of the Wonderland | 2018.11.02 - 2019.02.28 | Krabi(Thailand)