Insomnia: Sleeplessness As A Cultural Symptom

Sara Arrhenius, Sofia Curman, Camilla Larsson


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  • Bonniers Konsthall
  • 2016
  • ISBN 9789188031167
  • 158 pages
  • Softcover, couloured illustrations
  • 24.5 x 16.5 x 2 cm

Cultural shifts in sleeping habits go together with major changes in our ways of living. Today we are witnessing a corresponding shift, in which the possibility of direct communication at any geographical distance shatters the 24-hour rhythm of the time zones. We have the possibility of doing everything regardless of what time of day it is. Insomnia aims to draw a map of the sleepless state that this accessibility creates. It seeks to test out whether this hyperactivity embodies a new kind of sensibility and presence that goes beyond previous sensory experiences. A wide-ranging, wide-awake communication that promises new experiences for consciousness and art. Or, on the contrary, is this utopia that we have woven out of optic fibres actually only an expression of an invasion of wakefulness into the formerly dark room reserved for dreams, thoughts and creativity?

Published by Bonniers Konsthall and Art and Theory Publishing.

Editor: Sara Arrhenius, Sofia Curman, Camilla Larsson
Contributors: Sara Arrhenius, Ellen Blumenstein, Rosi Braidotti, Kate Cooper, Jonathan Crary, Roger Ekirch, Leif Elggren, Julia Feyrer, Tamara Henderson, Martin Herbert, Siri Hustvedt, Carsten Höller, Camilla Larsson, Katarina Löfström, Marti Manen, Filipa Ramos, Raqs Media Collective, Rafaël Rozendaal, Karen Russell
Graphic design: Bedow