Sleeping as a Performative Process, Letter Composition Draft I, Drawing on paper, 50×140 cm, March 2020. Tampere, Finland.

After working together with Sofie (Dubs) and Fabio (Bergamaschi), it occurred to me that my own body is in constant communication with me, but I did not know how to read it correctly. Working with them made me aware of this phenomenon, and a reoccurring pattern for wanting to sleep in psychologically challenging situations was what inspired me starting to research this. As in physical weariness, I consider sleeping as a form of rest from thinking even though the brain does not stop working. Therefore, I take sleeping as a part of the daily performative process and record my dreams, physical activity while sleeping.

Through these inputs, I try to come up with an alphabet to communicate on how the mind and body perform during the sleeping state. The subconscious, dream, and mind are highly charged topics in both neuroscience and psychology communities. Still, as a visual artist, I try to read visuals that my body and brain produce along the process. It is pretty much how I define my part as an artist to support the scientific community.

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