Norman Leto

born 1980 in Bochnia, Poland,
lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Norman Leto is an artist basing his creative strategy on the assumption
of blending art with new technologies. Sailor – the novel and the film – remains his most important work to date. Norman, Leto’s alter ego, is the protagonist of
the diptych, a pragmatist possessed with a scientologic perception of the world. 

Artist's works in the collection

The Wave Machine installation comprises two sections: ex- cerpts from Photon, a full-length film, and Wave Machine – the kinetic object. In its structure, Photon resembles God- frey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi. The film has three distinct parts (lectures) rooted in up-to-date scientific knowledge. In semblance to the Sailor, Leto shows the world and man in post-humanist form, as a sum of chemical reactions. Wave Machine, on the other hand, is an object making it easier to consider matter consisting of vibra- tions only – in conformity to a contemporary scientific paradigm suggesting the matter’s undulating and mobile structure. Leto’s object is a modified version of a didactic device used in physics classes. The original unnamed design was developed in the 1950s in laboratories owned by the American company Bell. John N. Shive was the author. 

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