Welcome to Scheherazade’s Sea: continuing journey, 2021. This digital presentation was premiered online to invited guests last night, 30th November 2021, at 7pm SGT. It is now uploaded onto YouTube. The following was my opening speech at the private preview: Good evening, or good morning, depending on where you are in the world right now.… Read More Scheherazade’s Sea: continuing journey, 2021
Scheherazade’s Sea: continuing odyssey (2021) by Dawn-joy Leong is an ongoing autobiographical chronicle, inspired by the iconic storyteller in the Persian folktale, “A Thousand and One Nights”, whose survival depended on her ability to spin captivating stories. Artist Dr. Dawn-joy Leong draws parallels between Scheherazade and modern-day female Autistics, who also feel compelled to “perform… Read More Scheherazade’s Sea is Back!
Dear friends near and far, thank you for your support! Here are a selection of photos from the Opening. It was an incredibly amazing learning adventure – what a dense orchestral interplay of myriad intense challenges and wonderful clemency unfolding in time and space! (Photos from Opening by Miho Watanabe)
Dear friends, we have finalised the official write up / publicity for Sonata in Z. My supervisors felt the text should be less ‘academic’ and presented in a way that is accessible to all, in the same spirit of the exhibition, which is, after all, a space of mutual empathic grace. Here is the revised… Read More final revision
An autistic human, A greyhound dog. Parallel Embodiments, A journey of Being. Endeavour of empathy, Spaces of mind. Sonorous communion, Wordless interlocutions. Enter barefoot Scheherazade’s Sea: Dancing Awake Inside dreams. Sonata in Z (2015) completes a trilogy of physical studies in Autistic Parallel Embodiment and elemental empathy. The preceding two exhibitions – Roaring Whispers (2013) and… Read More Sonata in Z – publicity
Working for weeks against the clock and determined to tunnel through the thickness of sensory and executive dysfunction, today, I finally completed the series of photographs of Lucy, which form the main opening thematic material for Sonata in Z: the collection is called Sonorous Repose. Here are the photos, organised into two miniature booklets –… Read More Sonorous Repose – photo books and posters
dancing with my shadows whispering, “good night” humming silent wishes smiling deep inside dancing with my shadows jarful of moonbeams come, lay down beside me wake up in my dreams (dawn-joy leong 2010)