On the peak of his creative power Leonardo Da Vinci slept only for
15 minutes every four hours; the close relation between sleep and
death is symbolised by the 100 years lasting sleep of Sleeping Beauty
in the fairytale.
Nobody is truly sleepless, but there is sleepwalking and insomnia.
World wide there are very different manners of sleeping: Alone, in relationships, within family or tribe, between walls made of stone, concrete or paper. Some sleep under the open sky. Not always voluntarily or as a free person. Quiet or restless.
The Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu
(300 BC) wrote: "Everything is in unity; while sleeping
the soul is unbothered and included in this unity; on the other
side, while being awake, the soul is distracted and sees the
different facts of the world."
dormART likes to thank the members of the Jury:
- Peter Friese, curator Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
- Jan Hoet, artistic director MARTa, Herford; artistic director of Documenta IX, Kassel
- Dr. Christiane Vielhaber, Artcritic and freelancing Journalist, Köln