From the middle of a city-center square, to the intersection of a busy road, Hampton takes her work to outdoor areas not usually considered to be ideal places for sleep. Working alone, the artist creates a theatrical installation, setting herself up on an elevated platform - part bed, part stage – where she settles down to sleep beneath the open sky. Cameras observe her from above and around, projecting the surrounding and her performance onto screens below.
At once serious and absurd, the project has no agenda and is open to the intervention of chance. The artist prefers to avoid any public conduct, exploring the freedom of will for a Spectator or Participant, a Creator and/or Critic. Untitled The Deep Sleep is a work which raises questions about the nature of performance art and the roles that audience member and artist play together. While being present, but asleep, the artist has no conscious contact with public. The act of sleeping is the performance technique enables the performer to Website Twitter Facebook YouTube Instagram
20 May 2019 19:30 - 00:00
02 June 2019 19:30 - 00:00