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)
A busy day of meetings and planning and running around today. Here is a one minute sample of the five hour soundscape, “Sonorous Repose – my ear on Lucy,” which will feature in the Sonata in Z space. You will hear this best if you crawl into the cocoon or sit inside the cave. Click… Read More my ear on Lucy
We are hurtling across time and space! Here are some visuals of work in progress. Thankfully, more wonderful friends have stepped up to help. Creating gentle space is a community project after all, is it not?
Presenting… the Haptic HugShrug version 3. Woolmark Merino wool top, approx weight 2kg, dimensions 110x70x4cm. Based on concepts of deep pressure stimulation as a form of calming therapy. Available for sale, 100% proceeds to MindDog Australia – reservations now open, all enquiries welcome! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The autistic attention to detail can lead to overload of myriad complexions. I am engulfed in the tsunami. The progress thus far? Thanks to my two main sponsors and loyal supporters, Rick and Rosemary, I think I have gathered enough physical material to work on. However, with just four more weeks to go, I desperately need… Read More on with the show!
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
Sonata in Z will be the final exhibition in the series of experiments and physical reflections of autism sensory acuity, parallel embodiment and an alternative empathic system. It has been an incredible journey. The most amazing experiential element has been the addition of Lucy to my ‘research and praxis team’ and yet, hardly surprising, given… Read More The Work in Progress – a call for clemency