Alumni: Maria Norrman
Stora Nygatan 4, Malmö
20 November 2019, 6.30 pm
Artist Maria Norrman speaks with Måns Holst-Ekström about Norrmans artist book: An Afternoon.
The book is based on the video work An Afternoon from 2011, which was Norrman’s bachelor work at Malmö Art Academy. The video work shows a meeting between Norrman and a Swedish sex worker, who sold sexual services on the side of her regular job.
The woman was asked to participate in a role play where Norrman played her johns. The scenes are cut where anything sexual would begin if the situation was real. All dialogue and acting was decided by the escort, and was based on her own experiences.
The artist book contains the process of how the video work was realised. From how Norrman searched for a participant on a forum for sex workers and ended up in a discussion on art and moral, to their last correspondence where the woman is ill and passes away. The book contains still images and subtitles from the video work, and a text by Norrman which summarizes the project.
The video work will be looped in the gallery during the book release.