Insomnia: Sleepnessness as a Cultural Phenomena

Shifts in sleeping habits go together with major changes in our ways of living. Today we are witnessing a corresponding temporal shift, in which the possibility of direct communication at any geographical distance shatters the 24-hour rhythm of the timezones. We have the possibility of doing everything regardless of what time of the day it is. ‘Insomnia’ aims to draw a map of the sleepless state that this accessibility creates.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Insomnia’ at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden in 2017. Participating artists included: Kate Cooper, Leif Elggren, Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson, Carsten Höller, Katarina Löfström and Rafaël Rozendaal.