This website is an interactive documentation of the Normalia Collective and its one-time event, Normalia (4/28/17). This Collective formed out of Pitzer College's senior art thesis class in response to the heated political climate after President Trump's election. The artists wanted to create a space that acknowledged and critiqued the dangerous potential of our cultural trajectory by upcycling the visual language of previous generations imaginings of the future.
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This is a still documenting the Normalia one-time performance. This photograph shows "the bedroom" bubble, which consists of a two channel video projected on opposing ends of the inflatable, accompanied by an audio piece. The bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, an armchair, a bedside table, and bookshelves. The bookshelves contain a psychic history of the collective, along with a selection of fiction that establishes a cultural context for the work as a whole. A walkman plays an additional audio compilation of found audio in conversation with the texts.
This is a still photograph documenting the Normalia one-time performance. This photograph shows "the incubator" bubble, which is an installation of 72 adobe bricks made from foraged clay from the San Gabriel Mountains. Legumes are embedded and growing in the surface of the bricks. They are displayed on twelve steel shelves, equipped with a drip irrigation system and six heat lamps. The installation is accompanied by a soundscape of dripping water and natural life.
This is a still documenting the Normalia one-time performance. This photograph shows the "playroom" bubble, which contains an assortment of large and small soft sculptures with interactive sound components. The walls and ceiling support 15 illuminated body casts. The exterior of the bubble is colorfully painted.