Biography

norman douglas does way too much, even tho he says he does as little as possible. he lives alone while advocating community. he writes poems on the street and says he’s not a poet. he uses human languages to say that language fails to create the true realm of the unspeakable. he knows we’re not even people and says the planet would still be perfectly invaluable without nominally sentient animals so scared of love that they need to validate its worth. mostly he wants to not want. also, he pays the rent to sleep in the apartment he calls home in hudson, new york, usa, earth, outer space.

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Public Poems. Poems as ordered in public space

 

SELECTED WRITING

2022 love and the fear of love: stories by norman douglas, paperback published by farwest press

2021 RESIDENT zine

2021 ADDITION zine

2019 It’s After the End of the World Gerald Jenkins, ed. “Mythologies,” “Forward,” jacket copy

2011 Difficult Histories WGXC 90.7 FM — oral history radio program

2010 Toad Road, feature film screenplay; directed by Jason Banker

1991-present tribes.org fiction, film, book, art, architecture, theater reviews, creative nonfiction

1991-94 Sensitive Skin, no. 1 - 4 — Founding Co-Editor, LES arts & lit zine

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022 dis is for da birds, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY

2021  . . . a next to the last supper for an image of love, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY

2002 The Art of Hospitality: G.U.N Girls, TribesGallery, NYC — Curator

2002 Isolde Kille: painting video installation, TribesGallery, NYC — Curator

2001 GUNshot, Pfaffmann Gallery, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1999 Trench Waveforms, Broan Gallery, NYC — Curator, video screenings

1998 Daddy's Gone, Max Fish, NYC — video installation

1998 Ship of Fools, Sea & Sky Gallery, NYC — mixed media

1997 Skrinet med det rare i: Glemmeboken, Trondheim Artist House, Norway — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1997 Unlimited Free Space: Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, Haus der Architektur & Neue Galerie, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installations & expeditions

1996 magnitexture: portable audio guide, Westbeth, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” 

site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1996 Yo Beuys: Model Artist, Museo del Chopo, Mexico DF — performance with goat 

and as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1994 mo[nu]ment 1.2: Memory & Forgetfulness, Fiterman Gallery, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1993 Ritual for The Death of Print, NYTimes Morgue, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” 

1992 carta nera, bOb nightclub, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

1991 cutis int[e]ractibilis, Tribes Gallery, NYC — as “individual electric, i.e.” site-specific interactive multimedia installation

 

SOME LEARNING   

1982 BFA Film Studies

San Francisco Art Institute

 

Program in Semiotics

Brown University