Film-maker, photographer, drawer of sketches, graphic artist. He studied at the Swedish State School of Arts and the Swedish University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theater in Stockholm during the 1970s and 80s. He has worked with short films and experimental films for the Swedish Television, the Swedish Film Institute and the Film Workshop, often in collaboration with Jan Bark. Norman has had his own exhibitions with photographs, graphic works and drawings at museums and galleries.
In New Culture Quartet (83-97) he has mainly been responsible for films, multislide presentations, projections and lighting in the
Quartet’s productions :
Narrskeppet/Ship of Fools*) with The New Culture Qt.
Intermedia performance 1983 80′
Världsmuséet/World Museum*), with The New Culture Qt.
Intermedia performance 1987 40′
Narragonien/Narragonia*) with The New Culture Quartet
Intermedia performance 1990 40′
Important or Unimportant – Does it Make Any Difference?” This was a radio concert open to the public that was commissioned by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 2, a live performance in the Contemporary Music Series. The concert took place on 15 May 1986.
Fyrbåk (premiered in Arvika on 18 March 1996). Here Jan Bark has composed all the music, while Thord Norman was responsible for the visual parts.
Images of tenses, based on music of Morton Sobotnick, in collaboration with K.Wetterstrom.
Penguins cry in minor sea, in collaboration with Jan Bark.
Missbruk beivras (swedish title), in collaboration with Jan Bark and Hakan Rylander.
Your Majesty, in collaboration with K.Wetterstrom.
Globabel, film by Olle Hedman, photo Thord Norman.
Moment 1, video, collaboration with Pawel Freisler.
Moment 2, video.
Galleries and museums:
Uppsala 1973, 1975, 1976.
Oslo , Baerum 1976.
Lofoten, Rost 1978.
Galleri Konstfack,Stockholm 1978, 1979, 1980.
Kalmar Konstmuseum 1982
New culture quartet 1983-1997;
Stockholm, Zagreb, Warsawa, Houston, Allentown, Providence, New York, Riga, Graz, Dornbirn, Oslo, Bergen, Berlin, Dresden, Aarhus, Toronto….
Galleri Blå Gärsnäs 1998
Tomelilla Konsthall 1999
Galleri Blå Gärsnäs 2000
Galleri JHB , Löderup 2001
Kabusa Konsthall 2001
Galleri JHB, Löderup 2002
8va gallery, Kristianstad 2003
Massmanska kvarnen, Ronneby 2003
Kabusa konsthall 2007
Madeleine Pyks hus Ystad 2007
Zaragoza, Spain 2008
Vetlanda Konstförening 2008
Galleri Blå, Gärsnäs 2009
Klostret, Mariakyrkan, Ystad 2013
Galleri Wallner Polyfoni2 Simris 2014
Lunds konsthall Artist books 2015
Galleri Blå Artist books 2016