Ongoing project about napping and sleeping. A crossover between domestic and public space and between private and collective sleeping. Focusing on Bi- or Poly-phasic ways of sleeping, which means sleeping more than one period each 24 hours.
Rest or sleep is in general romanticised, in art and literature for instance. But in reality, especially outside the domestic area, it immediately becomes stigmatised.
I would like this investigative project to be playful, to be shaped and developed during the processes. I have started making posters and other visuals, simultaneously with arranged collective napping, which also will be irl in the future.
Further on it might also include making a manifesto and “props” for sleeping, like cuddling toys, blankets and furniture sets for sleeping.
I’m partly inspired by the Fluxus movement as in ideas about the ludicrous, in relation to a person falling asleep “at the wrong place” being seen as something odd and weird.
The idea is that the project will address sleep as a public interest. Everyone has the need for rest. But it also has a highly personal ground which I won't hide.
In opposition to earlier projects this will be based on action, a playful action together with other people, to address or investigate non-productivity and the clash between the private and public. To encounter the stigmatised attitude towards a sleeping “non-productive” person as provoking.
I have begun to form a core group for the project, with whom I will sleep collectively and exchange ideas and thoughs with. If you would like to take part please contact me or join the facebook-group Sleeping Collective!