Curating Supporting Material with James Hoff for Camille Norment: Plexus at Dia Chelsea

Throughout the run of Camille Norment: Plexus, Dia Chelsea’s talk space will host an iterative presentation of literature and sound, creating a constellation of contexts to accompany the exhibition and its live programs. The space features a rotating and expanding guest-curated library of books and vinyl records for visitors to select and listen to on turntables. Max Neuhaus’s Max-Feed (1966), a portable, self-contained feedback instrument conceived for mass production, accentuates the presentation. Displayed here in a vitrine, Max-Feed functions as a visual register of sonic feedback, which is an operative strategy and mode of engagement throughout Plexus and Norment’s practice more generally. In another reference to feedback through acts of collaboration and accumulation, visitors are encouraged to share their own suggestions for the library’s book and vinyl collections via this form.

For the first phase of this series, contributors Seth Cluett and James Hoff have curated a selection of texts and sound that will unfold incrementally throughout the project. These materials will expand and alternate in ways that reflect thematic engagements and live programs, addressing the metaphysics of sound and the relationships between feedback, agency, and horror, among other concerns.

On view through January 7, 2023
Dia Chelsea
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York