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Ines Norton (Portugal, 1982) has participated in several exhibitions, both solo and collective, national and international, including: Triennial of Luanda (Luanda, Angola), “Periplos”, CAC Málaga Museum, (Málaga, Spain); São Tomé Biennial, Camões Institute (Luanda, Angola), Art Forum Copenhague (Copenhague, Denmark), Factory Art (London, UK), Convent St.Agosti (Barcelona, Spain), Cerveira Biennial (Cerveira, Portugal), Miguel Justino Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal), “Panorama”, curated by Adelaide Ginga (Lisbon, Portugal), “Do que permanence”, curated by Carolina Quintela, UCLA,  (Lisbon, Portugal), “Trabalho Capital”, curated by Paulo Mendes (São João da Madeira, Portugal), “Life still life” curated by Alexandre Melo, Presença Gallery (Oporto, Portugal), Active Sintese, Braga Forum (Braga, Portugal), “Remote”, curated by SP55 (Lisbon, Portugal), “Please (do not) touch”, curated by Adelaide Ginga and Emilia Ferreira, MNAC (Lisbon, Portugal), among others.

Her works are present in several Public Collections and Private Collections, including: CAC Málaga Museum, Spain;  Luciano Benneton Collection, Italy; Sindika Dokolo, Angola; Atlantic Private Bank, Angola; Camões Institute, Angola; Figueiredo Ribeiro, Portugal; Museum Biennial of Cerveira, Portugal; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal; Otiima, Portugal, among others.

Artwork details:

Title: “From flesh to Flatness”

Fileformat: MP4

Year: 2020

Artwork description:

Our memories are tattooed on our skin while we touch.

Soft body, humid soil, both fragile while strong. Tender uterus for new lifeforms.

Sensorial protection with open pores, radar for tactile emotional comprehension.

Skin, tangible experience of what we so call reality… Where does it come from, in what will it transform. When does it become flesh. When does it became sensible to feelings, connected with pleasure, emotions, memories… how it becomes scar and then memory again.

Urging a new emotional and physical paradigm, were a new tactile dialogue is born.

Skin/Screen flirt dictates the temperature of emotions… What is human or machine, what is data or reality: Superinteligence… Why super? Artificial intelligence… Why Artificial? Transhumanism… Trans from what? Transforming into whom? A non-place where plant, soil and skin becomes immortal data.

Here, different from somewhere #Flatness becomes #Fleshless, dna manipulation dictates new bodies, new touch, new… sensorial comprehension. 

(…) in this archeology of the body, it is worth mentioning that the emergence due to tactility arises at a time of synchronization of all languages and almost all the media that have already been invented by humans (Santaella), which makes us question the that can be touched and how it can be touched.

The tactile illiteracy of a cold screen becomes sensible to touch, dances with atoms transforming itself from a place of no memory, no past, eternal, until electricity disappears.


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