Podcast Episode 14

Getting Good: Interdisciplinary Artist Tameka Norris

Tameka Norris.  Still from her newest video,  Recovery .

Tameka Norris.  Still from her newest video, Recovery.

Interdisciplinary Artist Tameka Norris visited Seattle from New Orleans to talk with TPR Director Tia Kramer about the challenging experiences she faced while making her recent film, Meka Jean: How She Got Good, for Prospect 3 New Orleans.  Diving into issues of intellectual property, authorship, appropriation, and her relationship to art history, Tameka reveals the vulnerabilities encountered while creating her legacy in our digital era.  Thanks for listening!

This TPR podcast is sponsored by:  The Neddy Artist Award

Tameka Norris (b. 1979, Guam) received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles before graduating with an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2012. Through her work in performance, video, photography, and installation, Norris has always sought to originate and control the distribution of her own images, delving into themes of authorship and subjecthood. She has participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2009), the Fountainhead Residency (2012), and the Hermitage Artist Retreat (2012). Her group exhibitions include Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art recently at the Walker Art Center and Gifted and Talented, Third Streaming Gallery, New York (2012). Norris debuted her feature length film/installation Meka Jean: How She Got Good at Prospect 3 in New Orleans (2014). Publications include articles in Art News, ArtForum, Art in America, and The New York Times. Norris lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Berlin, Germany


Tameka Norris. Venus of Rags, 2011

Meka Jean represented on social media.  #gettinggood  #stressmanagement #strong #progress

Tia Kramer & Tameka Norris at The Project Room.

Tia Kramer & Tameka Norris at The Project Room.