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 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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