Goodnight, Sleep Tight

A tender mixed media bedtime routine with a motherly touch and VR headsets.

Status: In Development

Artistic Director of ZU-UK, British-Yemeni artist Persis Jadé Maravala has been recently developing VR/360 Goodnight, Sleep Tight – an interactive, performative, live VR experience. Together with technologist Emily Donovan, she is working with VR in particular taking a counter position to VR being hijacked by shoot’ em up gaming and the porn industry.

Persis-Jadé is trying to position herself deliberately in resistance to that trend by creating work that is delicate and intimate and engages with human-ness of revisiting the myth of childhood. Live touch drives the need to understand human loneliness and this research on a motherly touch in your childhood bedroom is partly to do with that.