Bodies of Work – Halloween Horror Nights 6

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Damien Shipman on the Masterpiece Carousel

The controversial Bodies of Work exhibition is now showing at Halloween Horror Nights 6.

SPOILER WARNING

This post includes photos taken inside the Bodies of Work haunted house, featuring some memorable sights detailing the experience and design of this attraction. This is also a page for haunt fans to share their reviews and experiences about this haunted house.

Photography and video recording is not permitted inside any Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Singapore during Halloween Horror Nights.


Overview and Thoughts

Click to Expand

This looks like the most interesting house this year. Bodies of Work has a story that can be experienced in a rather surreal manner through its unusual rooms. Subtle (and often recurring) elements in the gallery shed another side to the artist’s past. Many are easy to miss – thus guests should visit this house at least twice.

Also scattered around the Shipman Gallery are ‘happy’ home videos that inspired the unconventional, ‘mixed media’ art. Obviously the guilt of killing his family – even when it was an accident – drove him to produce grisly works, that are warped recreations of his family.

Compared to the last 4 houses staged at Waterworld queue, there are no complex effects that would hamper crowd flow for this year. The spinning bridge (The MRT) Gone. The hanging bags, sliding doors and strobe room? (The L.A.B)? Gone. The inflatable corridor (Possessions)? Gone too. And let’s not forget the infamous padded cell from The Insanitarium (2012). In place of all these disorienting effects: the carousel at the end, a major installation that may actually help hustle people out of the house at a steady pace… unless guests end up staying for another spin.

There are many unique characters in this house – were they all working at the Shipman gallery? I assume there are some unlucky visitors who became fodder for Damien’s new works. It’s interesting to see classic props and effects from past HHN being ‘up-cycled’ here.

Eagle-eyed guests will enjoy the unprecedented level of detail in this house: some things don’t look quite right emerging from the charred walls, and there are unconventional transitions between the scenes. The path curls around the elaborate sets, building up the suspense and momentum – especially in the second half. No other house this year has the same luxury of space to play with.


BONUS FEATURE
Due to the richness of this house’s design, this entry will feature nearly double the normal number of photos allocated for haunted house feature articles. We will also be posting extra photos on Instagram (@dejiki).

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery entrance

Before you enter the Shipman Gallery, peek at the newspaper article pasted over the gallery guide.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery News

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery entrance closed

The gallery’s main entrance is sealed off by the police, and flowers were left around framed portraits of Damien’s family.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery entrance flowers

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Family portrait distorted

Through the side door, you will see a haunting photo of the family at an amusement park.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery Reception

The staff in the gallery discovers that you have entered the gallery and become hostile.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery policeman

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shipman Gallery policeman close-up

The guard chases you into the workshop section, where you find some raw materials…

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop, skinned arms

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop, newsflash on the fire

And a hint of the incident from the past, along with a possible source of the fire. Look around the TV.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop blood bags

You will soon discover some staff doing prep work. Move quickly through the storerooms where ‘victims’ are kept, or you might be next.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop cutting down to size

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop grinder

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The workshop hanging to dry

As the Bodies are pieced together and left to dry, you are free to explore the works that were completed…

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Hallway of Heads

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Boy's memories

The Boy’s Room – full of toys and things that were part of fun parties.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Killer clown

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Boy pinata 1

Now it is another sort of party altogether.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Pinata explodes, boy

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Shelves of Dolls

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Killer Bear, shelves of dolls

As you escape from a killer teddy bear, try not to crash into the next room, themed to Damien’s daughter.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Ballerina mirror

Shattered dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Ballerina hanging

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Art coming alive

Framed artworks… are coming alive.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Twisted Noble 1

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Twisted Noble 2

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Torn frames

Mind your head as you step through the torn, broken frames – and into an installation themed to Damien’s wife – and their wedding.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / The wedding gown

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Grisly Bride

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Grisly Bride 2

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Masterpiece Carousel Finale

And then, Damien unveils his Masterpiece – a twisted carousel, an expression of the memory seen at the beginning.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Masterpiece of Damien Shipman

The artist is present, and alive.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Masterpiece Carousel Finale Unicorn

And so are some parts of the merry-go-round.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Masterpiece Carousel Finale detail

Not only the carousel is spinning. Be careful when you walk around – look at what Damien is holding.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Cavern of Horrors escape

After a round on his masterpiece, make your final escape through a dark cavern, but don’t do so blindly.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Cavern of Horrors escape scare

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Chalkboard ending

Did his new family entertain you?

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Bodies of Work / Damien Shipman

You better say yes, because well – the two who disagreed are now part of the exhibition.


Did you enjoy Damien Shipman’s Bodies of Work?

Feel free to post your comments about Damien Shipman’s most controversial artworks, and your thoughts on this haunted house.

Expanded HHN6 Event Coverage

Don’t miss our HHN6 REVIEW Megapost and if you’re heading to the event soon, read this year’s Survival Guide for killer tips and tricks.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 (2016)
HHN6 - Lady Death revealed + Event Guide
Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | Before Dark 4
Sneak Preview to Halloween Horror Nights 6
Halloween Horror Nights 6 REVIEW Megapost
HHN6 SURVIVAL GUIDE 2016

HHN6 RIP Tour Review

Special Features
HHN6 Behind The Screams (BTS) Tour experience

HHN6 Opening Scaremony Show
Hawker Centre Massacre | Salem Witch House
Bodies of Work | Old Changi Hospital | Hu Li's Inn
Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus
Suicide Forest | March of the Dead | Death March (Night Parade)
Five Nights... at HHN6 (Final Cut)

Halloween Horror Nights – The Archives
Click to Expand and see all posts from past Halloween Horror Nights


Halloween Horror Nights 5 (2015)

Halloween Horror Nights 4

Halloween Horror Nights 3

Halloween Horror Nights 2

Halloween Horror Nights

Subscribe to dejiki.com or Like our Facebook page for notifications of updates:

, , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply