23 / 23

Norton holding up the remains of a piece from her solo show last year at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The glass was repurposed from a previous MCA installation by Liam Gillick. Norton made these pieces “with the understanding that their lifespan only existed within the duration of the show,” she says. “I was interested in museological display and preservation. At the end of the show, it really hurt for me to leave them and break them, but it’s this conflict that drives me to want to make the work even more. It’s been very helpful in understanding what the art means to you, and how it’s still an object but it’s also an extension of yourself.”