Rachel Norman’s practice is multidisciplinary but with a focus on installation and performance. She explores ideas surrounding self-reflection, identity and the internalised world. The way we see the world around us and internalise it alongside how we perceive our identities impact the ways we act towards the surrounding environment and our relationships with other people, therefore impacting upon the creative process.
Currently, Rachel is focusing on the physical repurposing and restructuring of space to reflect changes to the inner world. By using site-specific installation, she challenges how we view areas and how it can change the viewer’s relationship with the work.
With the focus upon the process, rather than the result, it means that there is not much planning of outcomes but framing each stage as important in their own right. Alongside her personal practice, she runs a collaboration group called The Exquisite Cadaver Project, which aims to encourage collaboration, creativity and community across a variety of visual artists.