THE AMBIEN PIECE, 2012
co-authored with Trajal Harrell

This performative piece is created in reference to the frequent public sleeper residents of Tokyo. With the aim of transferring this visible a layer of the urban space into the gallery space, we have taken the sleeping pill – Ambien- and slept in the gallery space for an entire of 6 hours. The performance, as well as the movement of these bodies, is controlled by a pill and not a human authority.
During that time, one could see two sleeping bodies that (un-) consciously move, sleep or trying to resist sleeping in front of a gallery audience.

presented at Gallery Objective Correlative, Tokyo, JP
photos by Yuko Mitsuishi, Kanade Yagi and Kota Yamazaki

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