Somnambulist

    2009

    In my photographic work “Abandonment” I wanted to capture falling asleep, that moment when consciousness leaves the body. The sleeper seems to breathe his last breath.

    In the video “Somnambulist” one hour of sleep has been accelerated to seven minutes, where we see micro movements: a breathing machine that keeps inhaling and exhaling air. We also see the eyes moving behind the eyelids. The conscious activity seems to be far away in another dimension that is the dream. Perceiving outside of the material. And then forgetting.