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
Seemingly ‘innocent’ words act as an abstracted counter narrative against the recalled subconscious instigator of a woman’s trauma.
She is dressed, yet within water: her feeling and subconscious as she moves through her every day… unnoticed.
They say it is in our daydreams that our haunting submerged truths float to the top.
This short film work explores the isolation and loneliness that suppressed trauma can hold and the power that compassion has to reach us.
With Voice and Words by Award Winning Actor Lois Norman, we are witness to a hidden world, where a child’s comfort in Mermaids, allow a gentle space, for Adult hard truths.
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 about PTSD and the trauma of body and mind disassociation. 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.
Here, Norman draws on Capri’s depth of experience with dance, respecting that only a dancer would understand and be able to physically ‘articulate’ this battle to get back into the body and to physical expression and being: to confront the inner paralyzed state through the lens of (non) movement and the body.
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.