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Continuous partial attention fires the online textual hysteria on which the Zagreb-born, Amsterdam-based artist Nora Turato bases her spoken word performances.
Much as in her performance works, things are happening too fast to take in: all you can do is submit to her speedboat energy, skim along the surface in her wake. Turato moves at the pace of the infosphere – she harvests, processes and performs social preoccupations and the language they generate as they trend, peak and dip. ‘Sentiment is ok, sentimentality is not,’ she announces. ‘Multiple partners? In this economy?… How often do you see your children?’
The texts that form the basis for both her printed works and her spoken word performances are amalgamated as Turato reads everything from e-books to the comments section of perfume review sites. Language dates fast in these parts: last week’s meme already carries the stink of its superannuation.