Photo: Robyn Wilson

Kusum Normoyle is an artist and musician working in the area of extended vocal techniques and noise for both performance and installation. Core to Kusum’s practice is the idea of intervention, displacing normal expectations of female body and voice. In performance these incursions are brief, extreme and physical. The female scream takes a much heavier tone; more like metal than hysteria, dragging the audience into a harder, faster display of screaming, amplification and feedback. This is a punch in the stomach whilst being massaged at high volume.

Kusum Normoyle appears on New Weird Australia, Vox

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