Jenn E Norton
March 21 to July 12, 2020

Slipstream video still; viewer in the installation. Photo courtesy of Jenn E. Norton.

In an otherwise empty gallery space, this immersive video installation includes six reflective panels positioned in an inward-facing ring which create channels of infinite regress. A dancing figure in the form of a spiraling flurry of silk moves from one panel to another. As the dancer traverses the ring, it appears that the viewer and the figure share the same physical space.

Jenn E Norton is an interdisciplinary artist working closely with the technologies she employs within her studio practice, marrying formal and intuitive processes. She currently resides in Guelph, Ontario, and is pursuing a PhD at York University.

Organized and circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, in collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Curated by Linda Jansma and Crystal Mowry.




  • Audio Interview with Jenn E Norton and Visual Tour of Slipstream

  • Video Introduction to Slipstream by Jenn E Norton




Jenn E Norton is an interdisciplinary artist whose installation work explores the blurring boundaries of virtual and physical realms. Norton’s recent multimedia installations and augmented reality apps have drawn upon the works of inventive women whose scientific and cultural contributions were overlooked or misattributed to their male colleagues.

She currently resides in Guelph, Ontario, and is pursuing a PhD at York University.


Opening Reception – POSTPONED
Friday, March 20, 6 to 8 pm
This event is held in conjunction with the opening for From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru.

Artist Talk: Jenn E Norton – POSTPONED
Saturday, March 21, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Join exhibiting artist Jenn E. Norton for a talk about the creative process behind her immersive, experiential installation Slipstream, which combines an interest in Art Noveau architecture with the innovative dance techniques of Loïe Fuller, an American dancer who pioneered modern dance. This event is free and open to the public.

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