We are intervening in the last area that we cannot control, our safe zone and last resort for healing processes: sleep. Near-body-technologies are our unsolicited accomplices by measuring our bodies at night for an efficient performance during everyday life. When we finally let go and leave ourselves to sleep these technologies stay awake. How tired must our devices be recording, measuring, observing every tiny movement we make at night while being our intimate partners collaborating to maintain self-control even during sleep.
The Video Installation ~ 490 nm away from you expresses a desire to regard sleep as a form of refusal against its late capitalist economization. The work speculates on strategies of collaboration to break with the logics of optimization by putting both, humans and machines, finally to sleep.
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