‘Slumb a Chamber’ Installation At GTF 2016 Penang
Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome was the inspiration that birthed the lightweight miniaturized structure with a single opening where visitors are invited to lie on a mattress or on the floor to experience a one-of-a-kind 360° immersive visual akin to watching the Northern Lights on the cheap!
Penang-based Northern Hemisphere, a visual projection team helmed by multimedia developer/projectionist John Kuan, project manager Kim Khiang Toh, and artist Ammar Khalifa created an A/V experiential performance which uses video sculptures and guerrilla projection arts.
Dhiyanah Hassan, the creative vision curator of the interactive art installation within the dome called ‘Slumb a Chamber’ wanted the viewer to experience the alienation of women’s issues from the universal human experience.
This feature is the collaborative art of four female artists ERYN, Kim Khaira, and Shieko Reto as they set out to explore the identity of a woman is, well a woman.
Artist Kim Kahaira who is Punjabi and Bidayuh descent created a multi-faceted colorful mix of media images that point towards motherhood. The journey is mapped with concentric spheres that grow from a single nucleolus that growls and gnaws at the mother as the embryo grows to develop into the human body.
Electronic experimentations of Lightforge is juxtaposed within the private spaces of a woman’s life seen as her bedroom where she hangs up her art which shouts in monochrome positive pictures and intense Color Negative Films.
The zany, outrageous and multifaceted spoken word poet Skid More added voice and volume as she recited her poem Madeline which touched on spinsterhood, swingers and a little-bearded man in a tongue in cheek performance acting out the internal turmoil of a woman’s life for public scrutiny.
‘Slumb a Chamber’ Installation is part of a series of works presented within the Northern Hemisphere’s dome at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Penang as part of George Town Festival 2016.