Maya: The Birth of a Superhero

Partner Programme

16 — 24 Sept 2023


V&A South Kensington

Cromwell Road

(John Lyon's Community Gallery, Learning Centre for Arts Education)




Maya: The Birth of a Superhero is an immersive installation and VR experience by Poulomi Basu & CJ Clarke. It follows Maya, an ordinary 21st Century girl, as she transforms into a superhero whose powers derive from menstruation, in an odyssey of womanhood.

The work is inspired by Basu’s law changing impact art project ‘Blood Speaks’ about menstrual exile and violence against women in South Asia. This event is free, and places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: Virtual reality (VR) headsets are designed for ages 13+.