Slumb-a-Chamber is an art installation set in an interactive audio-visual dome. Part of the Northern Hemisphere exhibition for 2016's George Town Festival, this installation features art based off different aspects of a woman’s lived experiences. Each artist were given a theme to work with - ERYN illustrated a young woman's imagination blooming in the comforts of her private space, Kim Khaira explored a single woman grappling with the idea of motherhood, Shieko Reto created animated GIFs to address casual sexism within a workspace, and I made ink drawings to accompany a poem addressing street harassment.

At the start of this project, I was invited on as a curator to collaborate with Lightforge as part of their installation for 2016's George Town Festival. Working with sponsorship from Penang Women's Development Corporation, I commissioned three artists to provide artwork, working closely with them to flesh out concepts and themes. As per requested, I contributed my own artwork for this show. Lightforge managed logistics and electronics, including flying in a Bali-based spoken word poet, Skid More, for a dynamic opening night performance. 

Audiences were invited to lounge in the dome, which had been done up to look like a bedroom (mattress on the floor, clothes rack which held shirts that had each artist's title and bio on them, bean bags). On a loop, videos featuring each artist's work would play, projected on the inner surface of the dome. Music or poetry played in the background. The videos were edited by Lightforge's Ammar Khalifa.

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Previews of my artwork, including the audio poetry track made to play in the background:

Photos of the dome installation in action:

(13 - 19 August)
2016.