Norman James Hogg (aka Dr Normal) is a Scots-Canadian artist, writer, curator and para-modern investigator. He holds a BA in Sculpture and an MFA in Visual Culture from Edinburgh University, plus an MA in Combined Media from Chelsea College of Art, London. He has been selected for New Work UK (1999), New Work Scotland (2010) and from 2008 to 2009 was a director of the Embassy gallery in Edinburgh. Together with Neil Mulholland, he is co-founder of the neomedieval art collective Confraternity of Neoflagellants. After moving to Montreal, Canada and being awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier doctoral scholarship he attained a PhD in Humanities (2020) from Concordia University. Currently living in Ottawa, Hogg’s time is spent pilgrimaging underground transport tunnels, marketplaces and corporate atriums while completing infinite power cycles on a Bowflex Revolution® Home Gym. His doctoral research into the endarkened, polytemporal hyper-economies of non-human ritual continue with the fall 2020 publication of the Confraternity’s second theory-fictional novel, pan-pan.