Performance intervention + visual footage + interior for Hotel Modez
Duration: 2:33:15 minutes
Falling Asleep is about the convention of falling asleep. This work is especially created for a Hotel Room in Modez Hotel, Arhnem, NL.
A personal struggle with falling asleep is that artist suffers from DSPS; Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, a chronic disturbance in which the biological clock is not synchronized with a standard day-to-night pattern. The melatonin production is delayed which makes Ros a night animal. Perhaps this syndrome arose because of the fear of losing control, as the moment of falling asleep is the last moment of the day that a person is aware, that it is in control; aware of our thoughts, in control of our muscles, surroundings and activities.
The artist did an intervention in this hotel room and slept here whilst this process was being captured. The pieces that are designed and presented in this room, evolved out of this intervening performance.
Interview by Katya von Vaupel Klein for i-D and VICE about Falling Asleep. Link to interview/article.
© Photos by Marieke Gras
© Lisette Ros