Eugenia Lim

Live-in performance and online conversation
Thur 22 Mar –
Thur 29 Mar 2012

Exhibition runs
Fri 30 Mar –
Sat 14 April 2012

Hiki Cam

Final images from West Space


Thanks for visiting the site and to all those who spent time visiting Eugenia virtually or outside her hiki-room. The live-in performance and online chat took place between 22-29 March 2012 and ended when Eugenia re-emerged at 5pm, EST on Thursday 29th March.

Her "hiki-room" is on view from now until Sat 14 April 2012. Gallery times are listed to the right, or visit West Space for more info.

In total, Eugenia lived within the back gallery of West Space for seven days. Please browse the rest of the site for more information about the project, including the project blog. Check back in the near future for documentation of the performance and chat or contact stayhomesakoku [at] gmail [dot] com

Exit Inventory

A list of items items remained and gained… Continue reading…

First Inventory

A list of items brought into the space… Continue reading…


Visit the project blog for a round-up of Sakoku's media nourishment and musings during her week…

Web cam photos from Hiki Cam 1 and 2 during performance week.


I, Eugenia Lim, will retreat from physical society for one week.
I will stay within the four walls of the 5m x 5m back-space at West Space gallery, never going outside. I will not speak to anyone or receive any visitors.
Continue reading…


Stay Home Sakoku: The Hikikomori Project is an introverted performance exploring the Japanese phenomenon of hikikomori or ‘shut in’ syndrome. Continue reading…

West Space Gallery
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia [Map]
+61 3 9662 3297
Exhibition hours
Wed-Fri 12-6pm Sat 12-5pm
Opening Celebration
Thur 22 March, 6-8pm

© Stay Home Sakoku 2012