Scheherazade’s Sea is a journey towards Beingness, an experiential unfolding of Self-Other reciprocity and an encompassing embrace of diversity.

In 2010, I presented “Scheherazade’s Sea – a multi media, multisensory installation and performance,” at the University of Hong Kong. This work laid the foundation of my research and praxis in the field of autism and neurodiversity.

Scheherazade’s Sea – autism, parallel embodiment and elemental empathy,” is the title of my 2016 Ph.D dissertation: a work of transdisciplinary research and artistic practice constitutes a written thesis/exegesis and a series of three experimental exhibitions (Roaring Whispers 2013, Little Sweets 小甜心 2014, and Sonata in Z 2015).

An epic expedition. Confusing, contrasting juxtapositions. Ability and disability. Approbation and excoriation. Admiration and derision. Wrestling Self and Other Oxymoronic. The path of an autistic individual is an eclectic blend of sharply contradicting extremes.

Much more than an investigation of compelling phenomena or a carefully crafted showcase of autism, Scheherazade’s Sea is an open invitation to partake of empathic communion across neuro-cultural boundaries, via the unique experiential modalities of autistic existence. Scheherazade’s Sea presents autism as a neurological culture, a parallel embodiment. It speaks about Endeavour, a Space of Mind, and a different system of empathising, an alternative way to resonate alongside.


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