Dreams of Disguise

Irene Fubara-Manuel: Dreams of Disguise

17 - 23 September

Irene’s installation ‘Dreams of Disguise’ is a traversal of the virtual border and the racialized biometric technologies in which this space exists. It blurs documentary truth and science fiction, to reveal the ubiquitous surveillance of migrants, the violence inherent in this practice and the desire for opacity.

This exhibition is part of ONCA’s summer programme ‘Visionary Fictions‘. Supported by a project grant from Arts Council England, and as part of the national Season for Change, ONCA hosts a series of sci fi inspired workshops, talks and installations.


19 September, 6 – 9pm // Launch event including artist talk with Sorry You Feel Uncomfortable (Imani Robinson) – ‘Melanin So High..Opacity’: On Blackness, Surveillance and Resistance. Poetry performance by Akila Richards.

22 September, 1-4pm // Dreams of Disguise Critical Play 3D workshop. Engaging with user-friendly 3D softwares, the aim of this workshop is a radical imagination of virtual spaces that symbolise the participant’s dreams and memories of disguise. Following the theme of the exhibition, people of colour, QTIPOC and migrant participants are invited for this playful workshop. FREE but booking advised (via Eventbrite) as spaces are limited.