Normalia – featuring Jacques Butler

2009. Artist book with audio CD, 64 pages, 13 x 14 cm. Edition: 300 ex.

Trough images, text and sound, the work revolves around Normalia – Lange's symbolic union between Norway and Somalia. In this mounting of different historical and contemporary objects, time and space collides and coincides. Questions raises about Norway's national identity, a hundred years after the termination of it's political union with Sweden. Here we find stories about crossing borders of necessity, focused by the artist's investigations in the biography of Afro-American jazz soloist Jacques Butler (1909-2003) – the first black artist to make a recording with Norwegian musicians in Norway, shortly before the German occupation in 1940. 

 

 

  • Printer: Litografia AS
  • Bookbinder: Julius Ørenberg Bokbinderi AS
  • Published by the artist, Oslo 2009. ISBN 978-82-303-1237-7
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