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
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.
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:
Building Object-Narratives (storytelling + prop building)
Invitations to Play: Designing Interaction Cues for Immersive Installations
Zine and Cartooning Workshops
Writing Memoir and Autobio Comics
shingkhor at gmail.com