Sleep Street

SLEEP STREET

2010 | around 1 hour | collective performance

Invitation for a group of performers to sleep in white sheets and white pillows. To fall asleep in the city, in its material and its sounds, accompanied by a gentle reading of poetry written and said by Porsperger.

A group of performer are lies on thin floor mattress, next to each other with white sheets and pillows. With a megaphone, Porsperger softly recites a poetry about sleep, does noises of snoring and yawning, sings lullabies and invites passersby to come join the sleepers group.

An experience evoking one of the last opportunity of being lonely in this modern world : sleep
At a time when everything has a price, the project reminds the free and vital aspect of the sleep
He also mentioned that the population of our society is tired and plunges into sleep to the first temptation
This project invites a personal questioning on sleep significance in contemporary society
To surprise passers in their daily
To give a calm-dimensional space within the city bustle
To stop running in the city, to take a moment to relax
A soothing experience offered in the middle of a day, in the middle of Life
A sensitive experience of listening the city and its sensations
A sharing of a normally considered private process
To bring a private action in the public sphere (there are many public showers, public toilets, public restaurants, but there is no public beds)
To expose the beauty, fragility of sleep
To get together as a sleeper in a paradoxical state of comfort and vulnerability in a noisy and bustling city
To discover new perceptions in sleep sounds and dimensions of the city
To sleep and dream together
To discover how the urban environment enters into everybody’s dreams

Berlin | Solaris ProjectKindl Brewery | 2010

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