At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

We are closed today. Our exhibitions are always free.

Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang

Chalkroom

Chalkroom
Presented in association with Perth Festival
Enter an ordinarily white gallery space to find the walls filled with gestural drawings, scrawled across all surfaces, reaching the ceiling. Don a virtual reality headset and step deeper into an immersive world, in which you journey through an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories. Once you enter this realm you are free to roam and fly. Words sail through the air. They fall into dust. They form and reform.
Created by pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom is a virtual reality experience unlike any other.
Rendered from hand-written text, gestures and chalk marks this is a world where the power and impression of words, lyrics, stories and text reigns. Allow yourself to roam through the corridors and pathways of words, accompanied by Laurie Anderson’s unmistakable and indelible voice.
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Chalkroom has a maximum capacity of 4 persons per session, however session capacity is subject to change without prior notice due to technical issues.
11am First session of the day
4.30pm Last session of the day*
*Except on Fridays during February for PICA After Dark, when the last session will be at 7.30pm.
 


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