Falling asleep (2014)

Falling Asleep
Performance intervention + visual footage + interior for Hotel Modez
Duration: 2:33:15 minutes
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, NL. 

A 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. The melatonin production is delayed which makes me a night animal. 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.

This hotel room got intervened and we slept here to capture this process. The pieces 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