Sleep in the city - Feedbacks on the 7-days performance
The city of Aarhus, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and STARTS are collaborating with French artists Walid Breidi and Virgile Novarina on the creation of a major performance artwork in June 2019 during IoT Week 2019 - Aarhus (Internet of Things). The artists, ARoS museum, and Aarhus city invite the public to reflect upon the importance of sleep in urban life and the role of the internet and the data around us. The video performance consists of a dream-like atmosphere in the city at night by screening videos of the city taken during the day, recreated in real time by people’s brainwaves while asleep.
From the 15th of June till the 21st of June 2019, Walid Breidi and 4 volunteer sleepers performed in Aarhus.
The artists explain the
Artists' feedbacks on the performance:
"We were able to present our artwork in the form of performance-installation for 7 nights in the City of Aarhus. The challenge was to get Wide Area Network communication to work in sync with our live streaming video. The live streaming of the video to 18 different public screens through a complex system of software was a delicate balance. Every night we had different sleep volunteers sharing their brainwaves with Virgile (the
We had a lot of participation and support from the public and they showed much interest, asking questions and enjoying the concept and the performance-installation. In addition to the spectators of the live sleep-video performance, we have had hundreds of viewers on YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo."
Discover their performance in
- Interview with the artists Walid Breidi and Virgile Novarina - " I Love Aarhus TV"
- Opening at Dokk1
- Night 3
- Night 6