What if, you can be all of who you are and still allow another? That just for one night, judgement no longer exists? What if, an intimacy of touch, a truth of want, Swivels around your doubt and trusts? What if, love is not a gender, it is a swivel of the heart?
Swivel is a short gender fluid dance story by Award winning director Lois Norman, starring the trailblazing UK Dancers, Iron&Sparks. With visceral Cinematography by Teryl Brouillette, powerful Sound Design by Jemma Cholawo and Helen Mountfort’s moving cello score, Swivel is a brave leap of faith, that moves to express the courage it takes, to explore sexuality with true equality, acceptance and compassion.
She is Juiced
She Is Juiced is An Award Winning Documentary, Celebrating the Creative Works of four Inspiring Female Artists: Jo Hay, Ope Lori, Peta Lily & Sarah Jane Moon.
It opens up the worlds, works and creative juices of four powerful and passionate LGBTQIA+ female artists. Filmed with their work, they question and share, how we express all of who we are, and all of who we can dare to be.
From winning art in Madonna’s Artforfreedom awards, Pleasure and online Pornography, crackling word mash-ups of Love and Loss, to Queer Community Portraiture, Jo Hay, Ope Lori, Peta Lily and Sarah Jane Moon work with their sexuality, gender, difference and humour to squeeze the best from life through Art.
Filmed solo by first time feature film maker and creative Artist Lois Norman, this is a sensitive, insightful and dynamic work, which allows space to experience four vital and diverse female creative impulses: both through the eyes of fellow creatives and in their own words.
She Is Juiced had its World Premiere when Lois was invited to screen ‘She Is Juiced’ at Tate Britain in 2017, both as part of Tate’s ground Breaking Exhibition, Queer Britain and to launch London Pride 2017.
“An intellectual, aesthetic work that crosses, and pushes, boundaries.”
Brighton Rocks International Film Festival – 2018
The Shell, an award winning Poetry Film by Lois Norman
Beneath the waves lie submerged truths… She is dressed, yet within water, part woman, partly present and yet…parts missing.
Just for a moment we are let in and bear witness to a hidden world, where a childlike comfort in Mermaids, allow a gentle space, for Adult hard truths.
The Shell won ‘Best Poetic Film’ at the prestigious BAFTA Cymru accredited, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2019.
The Light tackles the dark yet sadly still prevalent subject of PTSD after domestic abuse.
When the body is imprisoned by the trauma of the mind, can the depth of desire to feel pleasure again hold the key? This very visceral work, provides an emotionally potent slice of possibility.
Creative Artist Lois Norman and Dancer Bettina Carpi, offer a brave and confronting truth that dives in deep: fearless to explore the unpleasant realities that a battering of both the mind and body can bring.
Using the body as canvas, micro movements as emotional impulses and the voice as both the internal driver and block, we are witness to an awakening: into the light.
Drawing on Speech
This was a co-production with Tate Curator and Artist, Michele Fuirer.
Concept, co-direction & Interviewer.
Tate Modern, May 2014
Starr Auditorium & Clore Screening Room
Tate Britain, May 2015
A Portrait of Ope Lori
Concept & Direction
A window into the creative impulses of British/Nigerian Visual Artist Ope Lori and her work.
Screened at a number of her Exhibitions.