Falling asleep (2014)

‘Falling Asleep’ is about the convention of falling asleep and the act of sleeping. This work is especially created for a Hotel Room in Modez Hotel, Arhnem. 

My personal struggle with “falling asleep” is that I have DSPS; Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, a chronic disturbance in which my biological clock is not synchronized with a standard day-to-night pattern. My melatonin production is delayed which makes me an extreme evening person. Perhaps this syndrome arose because of my fear of losing control, as the moment of “falling asleep” is the last moment of the day that we are aware, that we are in control; aware of our thoughts, in control of our muscles, surroundings and activities.

I conducted an intervention in this hotel room and we slept here to capture this process. The works that are presented in this room evolved out of this intervention. 

– Entire performance video [duration 2H 33M 16S], to experience my actual ‘falling asleep’ time.

installation view of hotel room by lisette ros
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article of Falling Asleep by artist Lisette Ros in i-D Magazine
By Katya von Vaupel Klein for i-D and VICE about my work ‘INTERVENING SPACE: Falling asleep’. Link to interview/article.

© Photos by Marieke Gras
© Lisette Ros