Chau Chak Wing Museum

Hayley Millar Baker


Nyctinasty centres female power and strength in reference to elements of the horror genre that is often focused on women’s psychosis. In this video work, the female body is employed as a vessel to carry a present-day practice of magic and spirituality – descending from many millennia of spiritual practices. As the protagonist’s commanding character remains cognisant of her task, she carries herself meditatively through the all-too-well-known domestic space with confidence, acutely aware of her surroundings – physically and psychologically – openly and unafraid.

28 October—11 February

Chau Chak Wing Museum

University of Sydney Quadrangle Clocktower, University Place, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia