21.1 On Sleep



Issue editors: Ric Allsopp

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2016) 21:1 Category:


On Sleep sets out to gather research and speculative articles, artist’s pages and images, critical and creative writings on the performance of sleep, and on how sleep as a state of being, as an image, as a metaphor, as a passivity or as an activity, can act as a catalyst for performance, or is performed. Sleep (and sleeplessness) as a trope, as a pictorial or literary image has been a consistent cultural representation since antiquity. Artists (and audiences) often operate generatively in the transitions between waking to sleeping, at the borders where conscious and unconscious states merge with each other. The issue will include recent work on the performance of sleep in relation to theatre, live art, choreography, dramaturgy, philosophy, medicine, spectatorship, and material culture.


On Sleep
Ric Allsopp

Heavy – Sleep, Dance, Loss: The surrender of the translator
Rachel Fensham

Is the Artist Present?: Live (and conscious) art at a Borderline
Dror Harari

On the Sleep of the Computer, or the Performance of Randomness : A close reading of Ralf Baecker’s Mirage
Mi You

Project Noordung 1995–2045: Performance in sleep mode
Agata Juniku

Lucid Sleeping : A meditation on nightmares, bubbles and incantation
Ted Hiebert

Sleepwalking Through the Neutral: (with Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot …)
Alice Lagaay

Sleeplessness in Sleep: Beckett’s gestures of dream
Corey Wakeling

Bargaining With Hypnos: Sleep deprivation in junior doctors as durational misperformance
Alan Bleakley

20 Days of Dream Telepathy (artist’s pages)
Sean Peoples, Veronica Kent

Asleep Beside a Frozen Sea
Kevin Mount

The Dream Work in Theatre
Aldo Miholnić

Dream Analysis: Private journeys in public thoroughfare
Sam Trubridge

Sleeping with Tehran: The story of a body out of place
Saba Zavarei

‘I’m Sleeping’: The metaphor of sleep as a dramaturgical directive in performance
Danae Theodoridou

Dreaming the Stage Within the Screen in The Screen Dreams of Buster Keaton
Rachel Joseph

The Image of Sleep
Michael Pigott

The Sleeping Spectator: A sleep cultures critique of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More
Danielle Drees

Some Repetitive Activity in Shifts and Sheets
Jennie Cole

Drowsing in Theatre Performances: Lulling the audience’s attention through sonic means
Katharina Rost

Digital Sleep and the Performance of Lucidity in Paprika
Alice Vernon

Kris Verdonck’s EXIT: Between negative space and machinic sleep
Kristof Van Baarle

Sleep, Laziness and Making
Nik Wakefield

Dream Yards
Claire Hind, Gary Winters

The Best Residency Programme, Open to All : Sleep
Jessy Layne Tuddenham

Performing and Resisting a Drag and Drop/Plug and Play World (review)
Heather McLean

Dwelling between Memories and Dreams (review)
Barbora Příhodová



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