Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, 2019

“Hosting” a Protest: Anna Dacqué’s Feminist Response to Sleep

“Sleep does not deny the possibility of revolution, but is one of its necessary conditions, forwithin itself it carries the potential for awakening, for being reborn, for starting anew.” [1]  – The Book of Sleep (2017) by Haytham el-Wardany Sleep has been politicised in the history of resistance from labour movements to political movements and gained popularity in the… Read more ““Hosting” a Protest: Anna Dacqué’s Feminist Response to Sleep”

Sleep as a Safe Haven from Capitalism: Teresa Distelberger’s “I don’t go to bed with my computer”

Technological advancement has created the opportunity to consume and produce data regardless of time and location. The societal pressure of work productivity has been amplified by the utilization of portable electronic devices, wireless connectivity and endless streams of information. Computers enable the conversion of the bed from an oasis of rest into a time-independent working… Read more “Sleep as a Safe Haven from Capitalism: Teresa Distelberger’s “I don’t go to bed with my computer””

Sleeping as Protest?

An exploration of Dominique Hurth’s artwork on display at the Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, 2019. The Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany, emerges, time and time again, as an ambiguous and challenging institution for exhibitions that often protrude to be more exclusive than inclusive. They frequently challenge socio-cultural perceptions, thus demanding the viewers to visually and… Read more “Sleeping as Protest?”