And Then I Wake Up

Wi-Moto Nyoka

January 30 @ 830pm

via The Exponential YouTube Page

on a split bill with underlords’ BLOODSHOT: The Call

"And Then I Wake Up" is a radio-dramatic short horror story and visual experience. 

Written by Wi-Moto Nyoka

Performed by Elinor Vanderburg

Sound design by Nirana Singh

Visuals by Tommy Mavra and Oscar De Leon

And Then I Wake Up is a horror audio work accompanied by a visual meditation that explores the role of dreaming and nightmares in our lives. Through storytelling, sound, and dreamscape paintings, the project provides a contemplative space to slow down, drift, and imagine.


Loretta Ives is not a hero and would rather be sleeping. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get a restful night due to her sleepwalking condition. Oh, and the monsters.


Trigger Warning: In this episode, instances of sexual violence are discussed. It’s important to take care of yourself while listening. Some suggestions include listening while you’re in a healthy headspace or knowing who you can reach out to if you become upset. By contacting the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673, you can get support and learn about your local resources. There is always someone ready to help.

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Art by Mark Toneff.

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and the Mental Insight Foundation.