I was afraid to turn off the light at night... I knew it would happen again. It was somewhere between dream and reality, what I experienced. I needed help and wanted to scream, but I could not. I saw that but could not move, something pressing on my chest that I couldn't breathe and was about to die maybe! Even I could not sleep at night for a couple of weeks after that incident.
I tried to express what I was going through in front of my close ones but they didn't believe me. They told me it was just a dream.
In 2016 I came across a documentary on national geographic from where I learned it's called Sleep Paralysis and many people experienced a similar kind of incident. Using elements of performance and installation, my practice for this project explores the intersections of fiction and reality, resulting in a quasi-documentary outcome. I am recreating my sleep paralysis experience to make people understand what sleep paralysis is and how it feels. I hope, my project will be an illuminative fact for society.