Three Eyed Rat is an immersive installation art production crew helmed by Shing Yin Khor. We are especially interested in the intersection of science fiction and fantasy, new human rituals, and collaborative worldbuilding.

Three Eyed Rat builds universal narratives that envelope the audience-participant in immersive alternate realities, largely with a science fiction bent. The greater collective of collaborators consists of a motley bunch of theatre designers and educators, carpenters, mechanics, welders, game designers, programmers, filmmakers, and various other maker types.

Our Design Work

The Blue Ox Bar, XOXOfest, Portland, OR (2018)

The Gentle Oraclebird, 934 Gallery, Columbus OH (2017)

Salvage Station No. 8, Beam Camp, New Hampshire (2017)

Apothecary, Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM (2017)

The Last Apothecary, Burning Man 2016

The Last Outpost, Burning Man 2014

The Dusty Junk, Burning Man 2011-2014

The Last Outpost presented a space for visitors to act in their own individual stories. Upon entering this detail oriented structure, visitors were invited to interpret the strange scribbled notes, warped surveillance camera footage and the rusty cages filled with dolls heads however they chose to. One thing remained clear however, there was some kind of underlying story within this outpost which would spark almost anyone’s curiosity.
— The Do Art Foundation

About Shing

Trained as a theatrical scenic designer, Shing is obsessed with building universes and collections filled with awkward creatures and yearning people trapped in a world of heroic futility. Her themes are inspired by old museums, cabinets of curiosities, pre-Linnaean taxonomy, and the quiet horror of colonial era collecting.

Her immersive and narrative haunted house art installations, The Last Outpost and The Last Apothecary, both built in collaboration with her installation art crew(The Black Rock Civilian Defense Corps), received grants from Burning Man for their 2014 and 2016 festivals. In 2017, she completed another large scale science fiction-themed site specific installation, Salvage Station No. 8, in conjunction with Beam Camp in New Hampshire.

Hire Us

We are interested in designing and building site specific immersive installation work. Let us know if you have a space you want us to fill, your timeframe, and your budget. We are willing to work with crowdfunding campaigns and early-stage grant proposals. 

Shing is often available for writing, speaking and teaching engagements. She has taught workshops and spoken at Bryn Mawr University, Dartmouth College and UIUC, and been a National Park Service Artist-In-Residence twice. She enjoys teaching and speaking about the following:

  • Collaborative Worldbuilding

  • Building Object-Narratives (storytelling + prop building)

  • Invitations to Play: Designing Interaction Cues for Immersive Installations

  • Zine and Cartooning Workshops

  • Writing Memoir and Autobio Comics

Wanna talk?

shingkhor at gmail.com