Norma Jeane, Self, 2022 From Spark to Spirit, Noor Riyadh 2022Curated by Neville Wakefield and Gaida Almogren
Music by DJ Viva
Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist, T293, Rome, and the Royal Commission of Riyadh City

Norma Jeane’s Self is an interactive sculpture that detects and reacts to the presence of viewers as they try to experience it. Guests approach the organism, whose organs are disco gears, drawn in by the evidence of the throbbing electronic dance music and glittering disco lights. By the time the viewers enter the artwork, all of the hints of the club have evaporated, and they are left standing in a space that is devoid of any sensory stimulation. After the viewers have left (or if they all stay perfectly still), the room reverts to its previous condition – a vibrant disco – even though there is no longer anyone there able to participate.

Film by Domenico Catano