Sari Nordman, born and raised in Finland, is a New York City -based interdisciplinary artist working with dance, video and installation. She loves to travel to the isolated parts of the world to reflect on nature, history and female experience, the recurring themes in her works. She contemplates nature in specific locations and combined with her personal sense research juxtaposes feminine mystique with environmental anxieties. Most recently Nordman has exhibited with The Immigrant Artist Biennial, SHIM, InSitu, Performance Mix Festival and TsakBam, Greece. She’s developing new work for Arts in Odd Places, Performance Mix Festival and Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows in 2021. Nordman has received residency support at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Catwalk, Tofte Lake Center, Eckerö Post and Customs House, Tohmajärvi, Zodiak Z Free, in the US and abroad, and has been awarded Finlandia Foundation National and American Scandinavian Society grants. She worked as a dancer with Dean Moss/Gametophyte on several of his productions in 2009-2018. She holds a M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch school of the Arts.
On view throughout the festival will be a multimedia tower installation by Sari Nordman. Incorporating sculpture, video projection, archiving, and community participation, the project reflects on climate change and the biblical story of the tower of Babel, a story of greed and the value of cultural differences.
Congratulations on your Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours initiative. I hope you all feel delighted with the experience. I must admit that it challenged me to do something a little bit out of my zone. But I am quite happy with the outcome. The first project featuring my son! It will be an unforgettable moment when we will look back at it in a few years.
– Mélanie Demers
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