Fran Norton

In residence at The Centre for Drawing April 2015

“The Home I Carry With Me”

At the time of her residency Fran Norton was a UAL PHD student and Fine Art Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth specializing in drawing.

The work presented in the Centre for Drawing utilized an archive of SMS text messages and contributes to Norton’s research of ‘home’ as an active, mobile and constructive site of engagement. In these works time was charted as five years of brief conversations in texts, originally discarded in an instant, were compressed into printed wallpaper. They appeared much like visualized sound waves that with closer inspection were revealed to be thousands of text message dialogues that could either be viewed at once or read individually at length.