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photoblog image Janine Antoni (*1964), Slumber (1994)

Janine Antoni (*1964), Slumber (1994)

 

spotted on the Documenta 14, EMST Collection, Fridericianum Kassel 2017

 

Maple loom, wool yarn, bed, EEG machine, artist’s REM reading on computer paper, seven nightgowns woven into a 126-feet blanket
Dimensions variable
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), donated by the Dakis Joannou Collection in 2014

 

"What if the fabled adventures of Ulysses, upon his return to Ithaca, had never taken place but were instead and in fact Penelope’s dreams, “the monsters of the psyche” as described by Janine Antoni?

In 1993 and 2000, the artist slept in this bed while an electroencephalograph machine recorded her eye movements. During the day, Janine Antoni would sit at the loom and weave shreds of her nightgown in the pattern of her REM graph. These sections, recorded while she dreamed, are woven into the blanket."

 

 

Janine Antoni (*1964), Slumber (1994)

 

spotted on the Documenta 14, EMST Collection, Fridericianum Kassel 2017

 

Maple loom, wool yarn, bed, EEG machine, artist’s REM reading on computer paper, seven nightgowns woven into a 126-feet blanket
Dimensions variable
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), donated by the Dakis Joannou Collection in 2014

 

"What if the fabled adventures of Ulysses, upon his return to Ithaca, had never taken place but were instead and in fact Penelope’s dreams, “the monsters of the psyche” as described by Janine Antoni?

In 1993 and 2000, the artist slept in this bed while an electroencephalograph machine recorded her eye movements. During the day, Janine Antoni would sit at the loom and weave shreds of her nightgown in the pattern of her REM graph. These sections, recorded while she dreamed, are woven into the blanket."

 

 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2019, 00:58
Thank you for your description of this interesting installation, Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2019, 06:54
This is how art should be Philine, employing in part the brain and its functions..
Joli rappel du passé.
Well it takes all sorts I suppose Philine grin
A very personal work of art.

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