SJ Norman (he/him/they/them) is a cross-disciplinary artist and writer. His artistic trajectory is informed by a diverse range of practices, disciplines and methodologies, and incorporates performance, text, video and sound. SJ is a non-binary transgender person and a diasporic Koori, born on Gadigal land (with familial and ancestral connections to Wiradjuri, Wonnaruah and Ngyiampaa lands); as such, their practice is routed through the volatile interstices of the social and the corporeal. Norman seeks through much of his work to implicate the audience and the performer as co-agents in magickal acts, through which they seek to forge hybrid languages of ritual and queer de-colonial knowledge-making.
Norman has toured, exhibited and performed at Venice International Performance Week (IT), Spill Festival of Live Art (UK), Fierce Festival (UK), In Between Time (UK), Arnolfini (UK), Performance Space, Sydney (AU), Next Wave (AU) and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AU), Edinburgh Festival (UK) and Brisbane International Festival (AU), Melbourne Festival (AU), Dancehouse (AU), Tarnanthi Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art (AU) and Tate Modern (UK), the Science Gallery London (UK), Die Fabrikanten (AT), and the Festival of Live Art (AU) SJ’s text-based work has been published in national and international journals, and he has won or placed in multiple literary awards.