A Haunting Symphony of Broken Glass

Every two years, each nation sends its finest contemporary artists to the Venice Biennale. Camille Norment is an artist whose work often aims to examine socio-cultural phenomena through sound and music. Standing in front of the shattered windows of the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Norment sheds light on her minimalist, multi-sensory installation, “Rapture,” in this short film by Poppy de Villeneuve. Norment has concocted a simple symphony of only a few notes that vibrate through broken glass. “This piece is not about things being destroyed or being torn apart, but it’s about something being shaken up,” she says. “Just like getting goosebumps from when you’re happy about something or when you’re frightened about something.”

This is just one in a series of short films about the Venice Biennale released throughout the summer, produced by Artsy in collaboration with UBS. View all the Venice Biennale films on Artsy.