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!
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
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
Process is art in itself. The layered multidimensional journey of gestation, from the minutest struggles to huge behemothian battles, the birthing is the art, and this has been the most difficult of all, in the trilogy. Sonata in Z is about finding clemency – and as each day unfolds, I am reminded in the most… Read More a peep behind the scenes
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
A very brief Introduction to Scheherazade’s Sea 2015: the conference paper and presentation, 19 June 2015, UNSW Art & Design, Postgraduate Research Conference. NOTE: the title of the dissertation has changed to better reflect the subject matter. The new title is, “Scheherazade’s Sea – autistic parallel embodiment and elemental empathy.” Video: —— Text: My Ph.D… Read More Scheherazade’s Sea 2015 – a synopsis
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)