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Why can’t we sleep?

By Bombina Bombast and Lost in Time

Slumberland is a live virtual reality performance that journeys beyond the cosmos to a place of collective rest and reflection. Using an Oculus VR headset, audiences will enter new dimensions, engaging live with a performer based in Malmö, Sweden. In these alternate realms, audiences bear witness to the stories of earth’s sleepless youth while freely wandering through strangers’ bedrooms, catching talking stars as they fall from the heavens, and exploring new dimensions of empathy that can only exist outside of physical space.

Created from ongoing interviews about insomnia with young adults around the world, Slumberland is an unparalleled hybrid of documentary audio theater, game design and immersive installation.


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This event is not eligible for Duke employee or Pick-4 Series Discounts.

  • $10
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2023 at 3:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2023 at 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 7, 2023 at 3:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 7, 2023 at 6:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 8, 2023 at 3:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 8, 2023 at 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 9, 2023 at 3:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 9, 2023 at 6:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 10, 2023 at 3:00pm
Murthy Agora Room 129