This site brings together the collaborations, research, teaching and individual projects of the UK artist Nils Norman. The website is designed around the notion of an art praxis that encapsulates a diverse and collaborative method of working as an artist under the umbrella name Dismal Garden. The themes and issues found in these activities revolve around the central idea of the public sphere as a multiplicity of interconnected publics, networks, friendships, texts and ecologies. Collaboration, learning and artist research are foregrounded as integral and socially necessary to a critical cultural practice. Hopefully this site offers a balanced overview of this way of working and is intended as a resource for students, artists, designers, educators and friends.
Contact: office [at] dismalgarden [dot] org